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Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life

Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life

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February 06th 2012:Resilience! with 13-Time Paralympic Medalist Chris Waddell

“It’s not what happens to you. It’s what you do with what happens to you.” That sentence guides the path of a leader whose life story plays like a movie. It’s also the mission statement of his foundation, One Revolution, which is dedicated to changing the way the world sees people with disabilities by highlighting our universal struggle. Chris Waddell was a promising young skier at Middlebury College in 1988 when a skiing accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. Waddell’s journey to dare and ultimately to live fully is a source of inspiration today for everyone he meets. Join Host Kate

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Chris Waddell

Chris Waddell was a promising skier at Middlebury College in 1988 when a skiing accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. Determined to return to the slopes, in just a few years he was named to the US Disabled Ski Team. The most decorated male skier in Paralympic history, Chris won 12 medals over four games, and has medaled in both summer and winter games. He is the first paraplegic to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro unassisted, and he was inducted into both the Paralympic Hall of Fame and the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. Chris has been named the Dalai Lama's unsung hero of compassion and has been featured in numerous publications, including Outside Magazine, Skiing, Ski, and National
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