Chris Self - BK
Sergeant Major Chris Self is the definition of a hero. While on active duty with the U.S. Army in December 2005, Chris sustained gunshot wounds to both legs during a combat operation in Iraq. One of the bullets severed the sciatic nerve in his right leg, leaving it paralyzed.
Prior to his injury, Chris was extremely active. He competed in triathlons, cycling events, and ran in numerous marathons. He was also very involved in activities with his three children.
Determined not to let his injuries affect his active lifestyle, Chris, with the support of his wife, Dana made the decision to have his paralyzed right leg amputated below the knee. The surgery was performed in July 2006, seven months after he was wounded.
Since we have been working with Chris we have seen him make tremendous strides. Not only is he back to competing in athletic events, he is training at the same level he was before his accident. In 2011 we fit Chris with the newly released iWalk PowerFoot which simulates the action of an ankle, Achilles tendon and calf muscles. He also has a specialized biking leg for long rides, such as the "Warrior 100" ride he participated in alongside former President George W. Bush and Lance Armstrong.
We are proud and honored to have Chris as a member of our POA family.