My name is Chris Garner – I am a 40 year old single father of 3, Left Below Knee Amputee Para Sport Athlete living in Niagara Falls Canada. I played Sledge Hockey with Team Ontario West for the 2019-2020 Ontario Winter Games, The Niagara Thunderblades, Sitting Volleyball with the Niagara Penguins, Para Golf, I coached youth Soccer House League U10, as well have tried various circus arts.
I became an Amputee as a result of complications from having multiple benign bone tumors removed on July 25, 2018 after several years of chronic pain. I was told the odds are I would not be able to live an active life as an Amputee. Immediately following surgery I felt as if I was given another chance at life and I do not intend to take it for granted.
It is my goal to continue to be as active as possible as a ParaSports Athlete, with one day dreams of competing for my Country in the Paralympic Games. I want to share my story and help inspire other people with physical disabilities to be more active through ParaSports and share all the health benefits of an active lifestyle! I will not let my disability limit any aspect in my life, I will Defy The Odds!