Chris and his wife Kellie are currently living in Colorado and expecting their second child in October 2015. Medically retired from the Air Force since March 28, 2012, he has since become involved in Team Semper Fi and Team America’s Fund. In September 2015, he attended the first-ever Semper Fi Fund / U.S. Olympic Committee Military Program Multi-Sport Endurance Camp. He’s looking forward to participating in a nine-week program in January 2016 run by retired NFL linebacker David Vobora, founder of the Adaptive Training Foundation. “My goal is to be able to walk out of David’s gym using just a cane, not my forearm crutches.”
Chris isn’t done driving himself forward, though. Over the next five years, he hopes to complete a marathon—and spend a minimum of one-third of that marathon propelling himself under his own power as opposed to being in a wheelchair.
“The one thing I think the public need to understand is that tough times don’t last, but tough people do,” Chris says, echoing what is undoubtedly a personal mantra. “Tough is the situation, not the outcome.”