Caregivers learn from Amy Van Dyken-Rouen

9NEWS at 8 a.m. 11/16/16.

KUSA - A nonprofit in Denver is featuring former Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen at a symposium for caregivers.

The six-time Olympic champion was critically injured in an ATV accident in 2014.

Her spinal cord was severed, and she was paralyzed from the waist down.

Since then, Amy has become a role-model for people working to overcome their challenges and stay positive in the face of adversity.

Amy will be the featured speaker at a luncheon Thursday put on by the Institute for Life and Care.

The CEO, Nancy Bugbee, says the organization offers programs to help caregivers, professional and family, to become the best to give their best.

“When  those attending this event hear Amy’s story and learn how critical caregivers were to her at a time of need, everyone will be touched,” Bugbee said.

For information about attending the event, or go get more information on The Institute for Life and Care: http://www.lifeandcare.org/

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