On April 27, 2014, Adam Roen happened upon a truck accident on I-35 in the Carlton area. He assisted a grandmother and her 4-year-old grandson escape from an overturned truck. As he was carrying the young boy to safety, another truck approached. Roen managed to toss the boy to safety but was struck by the truck and pinned underneath.
He has had a hard road back, with four surgeries between St. Luke’s Hospital and Hennepin County Medical Center in the Twin Cities due to a broken scapula, torn triceps off of his elbow, broken ulna, broken ribs, torn bladder, broken pelvis, partially dissected right femoral artery, broken left femur, road rash and more. Nashville-based Safe Step Walk-In Tub Co., whose national program of giving Safe Step Cares routinely provides its state-of-the-art hydrotherapeutic tubs to those in need, heard about Adam’s story and has chosen him as Minnesota’s first recipient of the program.