Jarryd Wallace’s pursuit of world-class athletics took a detour at age 18 when he was diagnosed with Compartment Syndrome. In what should have been his first year as a Division 1 athlete, Jarryd faced the stark reality of the amputation of his right leg. While most people saw tragedy, Jarryd came to understand his circumstances in different terms. Jarryd views life as a process of discovering one’s own potential. This potential is not defined by stop watches, Gold Medals or financial windfalls. Instead, it is the spirit of living life to the fullest regardless of challenging circumstances. This is a virtue we can all pursue, a shared part of the human experience.
Paralympic Bronze Medalist, 3X Paralympian, 4X World Record Holder, 3X World Champion
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