Ryan Rae Harbuck made the brave decision to live at age 16, and 25 years later made the courageous decision to share her story. She doesn’t have all the answers, and she is still figuring out life like the rest of us, but her journey is one we can all learn from, and open our view to struggles different than our own.

Stephanie Kostopoulos,
author of Discovering My Scars

 
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AFTER BEING PARALYZED FROM THE RIB CAGE DOWN, THIS WOMAN JUST KEPT ON SWIMMING

Your Daily Sports Fix (June 2021)

From laughing with her friends one minute, to ending up in a heart-breaking car accident the next, 16-year-old swimmer Ryan McLean never would’ve expected her high school winter formal night to end in the hospital.

STRONG WOMEN: INSIDE & OUT

Daily Blast Live (October 2021)

Despite Struggling With a Life Altering Event Ryan Harbuck Is Living Her Best Life

INCREDIBLE JOURNEY ABOUT FINDING LOVE & HAVING CHILDREN AFTER BECOMING PARALYZED

A little LESS FEAR Podcast (November 2021)

Can a paralyzed woman bear children? Join us as we discover how Ryan Rae Harbuck overcame her struggles and seeing them as victories!

AUTHOR & SWIM COACH

Career Competitor Podcast (November 2021)

On this episode we welcome in the incredible story and woman that is Ryan Rae Harbuck as she shares her journey of ownership, fortitude, and perspective.

THIS IS WHAT NO ONE TELLS YOU ABOUT GIVING BIRTH WHEN YOU'RE A PARAPLEGIC --BY RYAN RAE HARBUCK

Huffington Post Personal
(January 2022)

"The hundreds of conversations I've had made me realize so many people, including doctors, really have no clue about someone like me."

I MADE THE BRAVE DECISION TO LIVE

Discovering Our Scars Podcast (January 2022)

When she was sixteen, a car accident left her a paraplegic. She wouldn’t be a chair, but she would live life from a wheelchair. From the days immediately following the accident to trying out for the US Paralympic Team, to becoming a mom, Ryan has made the brave decision to live, really live. Her story is interesting and her resilience is inspiring.

WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE A CHAIR AUTHOR

Because Everyone Has A Story Podcast (January 2022)

Ryan shares her life story, covering many exciting topics. Her accident, her life with a disability, family communication, pregnancy for someone paralyzed from the waist down, writing, and competing for the Paralympics. She teaches that anything is possible and that vulnerability is so critical. I think you will relate and connect with Ryan’s story.

FROM ATHLETE TO AUTHOR

9NEWS Colorado & Company (March 2022)

New book promotion segment of Colorado & Company-- highlighting Ryan's new memoir release.

SINK OR SWIM: TURNING TRAGEDY INTO TRIUMPH WITH RYAN RAE HARBUCK

Sailing Through Life Podcast (March 2022)

When we find ourselves plucked out of our reality with a sudden and tragic event, we have to make that one important decision - to sink or swim. Today we learn the emotional and touching story of Ryan Rae Harbuck rising out of her vulnerabilities and finding her strengths. Ryan had to make that choice her junior year of high school after becoming paralyzed following a car accident. From healing her injuries to accepting to live her new life in a wheelchair, she learned the lesson that anything is possible. Turning her struggles into victories led her to discover the surprises life had for her. Her life in a wheelchair helped her understand her purpose in a whole new way. Her power of perception opened a new world to her, allowing her to live her life in an extraordinary way.

"WHAT'S YOUR CHAIR?" - A CONVERSATION WITH RYAN RAE HARBUCK, THE AUTHOR OF WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE A CHAIR

Madness Cafe Podcast (April 2022)

Listen in as Raquel and Jennifer speak with author Ryan Rae Harbuck about her memoir When I Grow Up I Want To Be A Chair. A paralyzing car accident in her teens left Ryan with a new life to build. Rarely looking back, she became a swim coach and a high school teacher, she traveled to India for experimental stem cell treatment, she fought hard to make the Paralympic swim team, she even became a mom. With so many stories to tell and lessons to learn, Ryan did the only thing she could: she wrote a book.