Stephen Murray's Journey
Tuesday November 25 thru December 16 - HBO & On Demand
HBO Sports Feature Interview:
Winner of 20 Sports Emmys® in 13 years, REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL presents more enterprising features and reporting when its 140th edition, available in HDTV, debuts TUESDAY, NOV. 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.
Real Sports Correspondent, Mary Carillo talks with BMX Star Stephen Murray about the extraordinary strides he's made in rehabilitation and the setbacks.
Stephen Murray’s Journey. Heading into the 2007 Dew Action Sports Tour, former BMX dirt jumping star Stephen Murray’s back was against the wall. After setting the action sports world ablaze in 2001 with his gold medal-winning performance at the X-Games, his career lost momentum. As the bills piled up, Murray sought to reverse his fortunes with a huge performance in June 2007, only to suffer a catastrophic accident that left him a quadriplegic.
His family open up to Mary Carillo on a very personal level to discuss what the last 17 months has been like, and what struggles the family has been faced with. Friends & fellow riders, Heath Pinter, Luke Parslow & John Jennings discuss the absence of medical insurance and why it is so difficult to get coverage as an action sports athlete. What does the future hold for Stephen? How does his manage his household with 2 young sons? We visit the manufacture where he & Kimaire Hunt, have developed a “Stay Strong Apparel Line”. Stay Strong, a term once said to Stephen from fans and well wishers across the World, now becomes words to live by.
Complete schedule on www.hbosports.com Show #140