Joey Maxim, and his family, have endured terrible hardship.  His recovery was, and still is, long and arduous.  He lost his hopes of ever playing sports.  Of West Point.

But, with a fly vise and rod, he found something else – hope.

From the Vimeo page:

“By some accounts, Joey Maxim died on November 21st, 2011. The car crash was horrific, so bad in fact that both of his lungs collapsed and his vertebrae touched, pinching his spine and leaving him unresponsive to paramedics at the scene. While machines sustained his body over the next few days, his family was told that he could be a vegetable. Doctors said that if he made it at all, he would likely not walk or talk the same ever again. But this story is not about how he survived. This is a story about how he found a way to live.”


Travis Thompson
About the Author

A 5th generation, Floridian, Travis has been hunting and fishing his home turf for as long as he can remember. When he's not in the woods or on the water, he's spending time with his kids, Olivia and Will, the lovely Mrs. Thompson, or futilely attempting to train two French Brittany Spaniels . . .