Jarryd Wallace is not the typical high school track star turned professional athlete.
That’s because Jarryd’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 decision of having his leg amputated.
While many 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 circumstances.
Since his surgery, Jarryd has competed in two Paralympic Games, set four World Records and become a three- time World Championship Gold Medalist. In short, Jarryd never allowed a “disability” define him and encoruages others to lead their best life without