We are live from the GoBundance event with Chris Waddell, 12-time paralympic medal winner and the most decorated mono skier in history. He entered the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in 2009 and the Paralympics Hall of Fame in 2010. A skiing accident left him paralyzed from the waist down, which he describes as the most traumatic and most powerful experience to happen in his life.
By aiming to prove himself, not as a disabled person, but simply as a person, Chris was able to achieve some truly incredible things, including a climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. His nonprofit, One Revolution, sets out to redefine the way we look at disability.
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“Our lives are going to take twists and turns. We will have a plan and most likely that plan doesn’t work out the way that we thought it would. Sometimes, not getting what you want can be the greatest gift of all. If I can remove the emotional part of that… Oh, I failed in my plan – to recognize that… Hey, this might be an opportunity I had not had my eyes open to. That, to me, is my greatest helping.”
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