Stephen Murray

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June 22, 2007 marked a day that the Action Sports World will remember for a life time. A day that has forever changed the life of Professional BMX Dirt Jumper & three times Gold Medalist Stephen Murray.

In the midst of doing a double back-flip in the BMX Dirt Finals at the Dew Action Sports Tour in Baltimore Maryland. Stephen’s foot slipped off the pedal mid rotation, flailing him through the air and straight to the dirt. It was quoted as being one of the worst crashes seen in BMX and one that would ultimately be career ending, for this incredibility talented, 27 year old athlete.

Stephen was transported to University of Maryland Medical Centre Shock Trauma Unit. He had flat lined in the ambulance and again after reaching Shock Trauma, where medication was administered to bring him back. Undergoing the first of two 7 hour surgeries, Doctors confirmed Stephen had crushed his 3, 4 and 5 cervical vertebrae, suffered severe damage to his spinal cord and the front of his vertebrae had been shattered. Stephen Murray, professional athlete, father of two young boys, now paralyzed from the shoulders down.

Today Stephen Murray is the inspiration and driving force behind Stay Strong, a clothing line and licensing mantra that resonates with the world to always keep focused on your goals. Stephen has worked tirelessly since his injury and has regained some movement of his upper extremities. His positive attitude never waivers and the world is a better place to have him still with us. Visit www.stysrg.com

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