Van Dyken severs spine in ATV accident

This is a hard one.

I remember watching Amy Van Dyken and really liked her spunk. Still do.

Here’s the story from the LA Times, and a statement from USA Swimming on Van Dyken’s accident:

“The USA Swimming family is devastated to learn of Amy Van Dyken’s unfortunate accident this weekend. We’re happy to hear that she escaped and is now in great care. That she is already ‘acting like her typical spunky, boisterous, ebullient self’ shows she’s on a great path.

“Amy is a champion who has proven throughout her life that she is a fighter who takes on challenges and comes out on top. We know Amy will tackle her rehabilitation with vigor and be back on her feet sooner rather than later.”