Robyn was named a CNN Hero for her work in creating the Project Athena Foundation, a place where survivors can become their own hero’s.
Through her own experience with stage-four osteoarthritis in both hips, Robyn - an ultra-endurance athlete - thought she would never be able to run again. However, drawing on the help of her friend and survivor of breast cancer, Louise Copper, who was always looking for her next adventure, Robyn was inspired to find her strength. Now, Robyn wants to do for other women what Louise did for her, and give survivors the chance to preserver, find their hope, and surpass their own expectations.
It’s about “taking that next step that you didn’t think you could take, and then it’s one hundred steps you didn’t think you could take, and when you’re so far over that line of what you ever understood you were capable of, all of a sudden they realize, ‘I can do anything.’”
Watch the video below and read the Huffington Post article to learn more about Project Athena, Robyn, and why she deserves the title of CNN Hero.