Christopher W. Self is a 26 year United States Army veteran. In 2005, while serving in Iraq, Chris sustained gunshot wounds to both legs during a combat operation. One bullet severed the sciatic nerve in his right leg leaving the leg paralyzed. In 2006, he elected to have the paralyzed leg amputated in order to return to the active lifestyle he had known prior to the injury.
Chris lives with his wife, Dana, and their three children. His resilience and positive attitude have led him to serve as a spokesperson for the Challenged Athletes Foundation’s Operation Rebound.