Paralympian Chris Waddell talks about new book, ‘Things I Want to Remember Not to Forget’

Posted at 8:56 PM, Jun 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-23 22:56:45-04

Paralympian Chris Waddell has never let his paralysis stand in the way of his dreams.

From the Paralympic games to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Waddell lives life to the fullest.

Waddell was in studio Tuesday to talk about his first book, “Things I Want to Remember Not to Forget.”

The book is based on Waddell's 2011 Middlebury College commencement address that landed him on NPR's list, “The Best Commencement Speeches Ever.”

The book is a rarely-seen insight into Waddell's struggles.

“I have learned so much from the things that have gone wrong in my life, and I wrote the book to remind myself of those struggles, but most of importantly so others can learn from them,” Waddell said. “I want to give others a refreshed perspective about living fully.”

Watch the full interview in the video above.