Paralympics Champion & ESPN Personality

Victoria Arlen

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Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA

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Victoria Arlen shares her courageous and miraculous story of recovery after falling into a mysterious vegetative state at age eleven and how she broke free, overcoming the odds and never giving up hope, eventually living a full and inspiring life.

Victoria was 11 years old when she came down with a rare viral disease, Transverse Myelitis, with which she battled for five years including four years in a vegetative state. The disease left her without the use of her legs for nearly a decade.

A lifelong swimmer and athlete, Victoria never gave up her childhood dream of competing in the Olympics Games. In June of 2010 she returned to the pool for the first time since her illness and in the spring of 2012 she qualified for the London Paralympic Games in four events. There she won a Gold Medal, and three Silver Medals.

Despite missing five years of school during her illness, Victoria graduated on-time with her triplet brothers, from Exeter High School (New Hampshire) in June of 2013.

Victoria is now an on-air TV personality with ESPN reporting for numerous programs including X-Games, Invictus Games, The ESPY Awards, espnW, Frozen Four, Special Olympics World Games and Sportscenter.

In the fall of 2017, Victoria competed on Dancing With The Stars for nine weeks and was eventually a semi-finalist. She appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and in People Magazine, along with numerous other media outlets.

  • Face It. Embrace It. Defy It. Conquer It.

    Through her own heart-wrenching story, Victoria shares her breakthrough formula for overcoming even life’s darkest challenges. In this presentation, she talks about finding gratitude, alternative perspective, creating hope, and the power of unrelenting effort. She shares her recipe for using the obstacles in life to create leverage for long lasting, meaningful change through a story your audience will never forget.

'American Ninja Warrior Junior' Taps Victoria Arlen as Co-Host for Season 2

American Ninja Warrior Junior has a new co-host for its upcoming second season on Universal Kids, NBCUniversal’s kid-focused network. Universal Kids has tapped Victoria Arlen, former champion Paralympian ... Read more

by Hollywood Reporter

This Woman Went From Being Paralyzed To Competing On 'Dancing With The Stars'

Victoria Arlen spent four years in a vegetative state. Since then, she’s beat every odd. Recovery can mean healing from a small scab or a minor injury, but for Paralympic gold medalist and former world record ... Read more

by Women's Health Magazine

Trapped in Her Paralyzed Body: How DWTS' Victoria Arlen Survived Two Years Conscious While Unable to Move

“I kept reminding myself of what was good — and that I was still there,” Arlen tells PEOPLE Victoria Arlen was the last kid you’d ever expect would end up in the hospital. “I never got sick,” the ESPN personality ... Read more

by People Magazine

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