Athlete. Chaos. Persistence.
This Was My Life.
On September 30th, 2009, at the age of 21, my life was suddenly and brutally changed forever. While at work, I was crushed in a car at a scrap metal yard.
My desire to compete was my main motivation in life. Track and Field became a focus for me, and at the 2004 Ontario Federation of Secondary School Athletics (OFSSA) championship I got my first taste of gold. A promising career seemed to be on the horizon, and I found myself dreaming about competing for Canada in the Olympics in the 110 m hurdles.
This Was My Accident.
On that day in September, Anthony was in a car that could not move under its own power, so he steered while it was pushed into the yard and up onto a scale. Unaware that the car was occupied, a crane operator crushed the vehicle and hoisted it 15 feet into the air. When a scrap yard employee frantically alerted the operator that someone was still inside, he released the car and sent it crashing to the ground.
Firefighters arrived and extracted him from the car using the Jaws of Life and a helicopter airlifted him to Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto where he underwent surgery to stabilize his critically injured back.
This Is My Journey.
Where some might have thrown in the towel, Anthony Lue chose to take up the ultimate challenge and compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. It won’t be easy for him to get there, but Anthony has set his sights on overcoming all obstacles in his path.
Anthony trains relentlessly; but training is just one part of the equation. He also needs support and sponsorship. He wants people to know his story, and not just the part that’s already been written; he also wants to talk about the chapters yet to come.