Ashlee Lundvall, the Cody hunter who gives motivational talks around the country on providing outdoor opportunities for the disabled, will speak in her hometown June 22.
Lundvall said she will “celebrate” her life 20 years after she was partially paralyzed in a ranch accident in 1999 with this talk that will serve as a fundraiser for Veritas Academy.
The event is scheduled for Wynona Thompson Auditorium at a cost of $10 per person. Doors open at 2 p.m. and the talk is scheduled for 3 p.m.
Lundvall is active with the Wyoming Disabled Hunters, the Safari Club, writes hunting stories for various publications and has written a book called “A Redefined Life: Lessons From a Pitchfork,” about how her accident changed her life and pushed her into new activities in the outdoors.
“I never get the opportunity to speak in Cody,” Lundvall said of why she scheduled this talk to tie in with reflecting on the way her life was altered when she was informed she would need a wheelchair to move around for the rest of her life.
While some might think the word “celebration” as a description of a serious accident is unusual, Lundvall said that’s not the way she views things.
“It’s a celebration of all the amazing adventures I’ve had,” she said.
Tied in with the speech is a raffle offering a Ruger 9 mm, a rafting trip and tickets to the Cody Stampede Rodeo the week of July 4.