After the accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down, Chris Waddell believed that others would see him differently. Always an athlete, he returned to sport to recapture what many, including him, believed the accident had taken away.
Even competing at the highest level, Chris and other Paralympians felt they performed in obscurity – with little or no ability to affect the way society saw people with disabilities. After retiring from professional sport, Chris decided to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to create a platform to change perception. The climb was a personal journey that led to Chris’ discovery that he was not only changing the way people saw him, but also the way he saw himself.
Since that day, Chris has embarked on a journey to share his story, and the story of others like him, to change not only the way people with disabilities are seen by society, but also the way they see themselves.