Chris Malcom is a former quad rugby player, founder of the iPush Foundation and more.
Wheelchair athlete, Chris Malcom, strongly believes in being active in any way you can.
“Being active is a huge contributor to staying healthy,” he says. “I’m a firm believer that the healthier and more active a person is, it makes things easier and lessens complications the longer the person is injured.”
The 47-year-old sustained a C7 spinal-cord injury (SCI) after a car accident in 1991 which resulted in him becoming a quadriplegic. Since his injury, Malcom has strived to be active and play sports, including wheelchair racing and quad rugby.
“My advice would be, if you’re not active, do anything that promotes activity to get healthy and stay healthy. For those already active, stay active and get healthy,” he says. “I personally know how hard it is to get back healthy and stay in shape after you get out of a certain routine.”
Malcom is also very involved in the SCI community. He is the founder of First Source Catheters, iPush Foundation and he is a part owner for At Home Medical. Malcom is also a mentor at the Shepherd Center.
When it comes to a winning WheelsUP! Photo Contest photo, Malcom will be looking for photos that “push the boundaries and will show people doing things that an able-bodied person would assume can’t be done.”