Manage episode 291737646 series 2914739
When trauma comes at a young age, it doesn’t change us, it shapes us. Ryan Straschnitzki was just 18 years old and on his way to play in a playoff junior hockey game with his team, the Humboldt Broncos, when a semi-truck ran a stop sign and collided with their charter bus on a rural Saskatchewan highway. Sixteen people died in the crash. Thirteen were injured. Ryan was paralyzed from the chest down. In this episode, Ryan, now 22 years old and three years removed from that day, talks with Kelsie about determination, optimism and how the Covid-19 pandemic forced him to reckon with his grief.