This guy was a hero to those who were graced with his presence on a BMX bike. He was one of the most innovative and creative masters to compete in BMX. Now Stephen Murray is a true inspiration to those who partake in BMX and for those who have been following his story. Pro to Paraplegic, see Stephen Murray’s new life in this heartfelt and inspirational episode of “Firsthand”
Airing Sunday, September 5, at 8:00pm Eastern Time (5:00pm Pacific Time), and re-airing several more times during the next month, BMX pro Stephen Murray stars in FUEL TV’s signature 30-minute series “Firsthand.”
In this heartfelt “Firsthand,” we look at X Games Gold Medalist Stephen Murray’s life after the crash that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down.
We take a look at STAY STRONG’S First Annual Dirt Jump Contest, a contest held to support Stephen and other paralyzed athletes. Next, we dive into Stephen’s personal life, and learn what it’s like to go from a BMX pro to being confined to a wheel chair. We meet Stephen’s caregiver, girlfriend, and kids; and see what keeps this guy going with such a positive attitude. We watch family interaction at home, as Stephen encourages his son to ride dirt tracks. Then, we follow Stephen as he donates his old handicapped van to a family whose son is also confined to a wheelchair and needs proper transportation.
Next, we check out Stephen’s rehabilitation schedule and see the mental determination and devotion it takes for someone to overcome the challenges of paralysis. With all that has happened, Stephen still has an incredibly positive perspective on life.
Stephen Murray’s sponsors include: Oakley and Rockstar.
“Stephen Murray Firsthand” Air Dates:?Sunday – 9/5/2010 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT?Sunday – 9/5/2010 11:00 PM ET / 8:00 PM PT?Monday – 9/06/2010 10:00 PM ET / 7:00 PM PT?Monday – 9/06/2010 1:00 AM ET / 10:00 PM PT?Tuesday – 9/07/2010 9:30 PM ET / 6:30 PM PT?Wednesday – 9/08/2010 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT?Wednesday – 9/08/2010 11:00 PM ET / 8:00 PM PT?Wednesday – 9/08/2010 12:30 AM ET / 9:30 PM PT?Saturday – 9/11/2010 1:30 PM ET / 10:30 AM PT?Wednesday – 9/22/2010 11:00 PM ET / 8:00 PM PT?Friday – 12/10/2010 8:30 AM ET / 5:30 AM PT