Roller Derby

July 25, 2014

Megan’s Heart Bleed Roller Derby

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Roller Derby has become a very big and important part of my life. I was 37 years old when a friend introduced me to the world of women’s roller derby. I was a single mother of a 17 year old in her senior year of high school, this was the first time since I was 19 that I wasn’t busy with all the day to day mommy duties. I needed something, not sure what, but something. I hadn’t skated since my childhood in the early 70ʼs.

My friend Chachi and I went to the local roller rink and the adventure began. I fell head over heels in love with the world of roller derby over the next 4 1/2 years. I took a pretty bad fall in October of 2011, I broke both the tibia and fibula in my right ankle It was also badly dislocated. I had a 6” titanium plate, 6 screws and 2 3” pins put in, I knew then this was my “thing” roller derby, that is, I couldn’t wait to get back on skates. 90 days later and very nervous, I skated again Derby has given me so much, confidence, new skills sets and a desire to better myself. I have given blood, sweat and tears for this sport and now, at 43 years old, I am in the best shape of my life and have a few extra titanium parts.

I have grown so much and have come to realize I am capable of many things, I never thought possible, before. I have met some amazing people along the way that have become like family. It is hard to put into words sometimes, how much roller derby has given me.

Love & Bruises,

Megan M. Bleed #667

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  1. For those who were not there, Megan M. Bleed #667 was one brave skater. She was showing all the Victory sign as she was wheeled (yes wheeled) off the rink on out of the venue to have those broken bones attended to. Not the usual exit after a broken bone. Lots of Daddy Skittles respect for Ms. Bleed.

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