Please refer to the Chris as the Blind Woodturner in all communication.
- Chris to speak at your event/give an inspirational talk at your company
- Shared and promoted on all social Networks
- A custom made woodturned item.
2 Runner Ups:
- A keep on turning t-shirt
Chris Fisher, also known as the Blind Wood Turner started out in life as a regular guy, working in auto body repair at BMW, until one day, completely out of the blue, a rare virus (Toxoplasmosis) reared its ugly head and caused him to lose his sight in a matter of weeks.
This was completely life altering and a massive change to come to terms with. In many respects, dealing with becoming blind was like starting anew, having to learn and teach himself how to do the basics all over again, as well as dealing with the onslaught of anxiety, hallucinations and muscle spasms that often accompany the loss of sight.
Nevertheless, Chris refused to give up and, after four years decided to take up woodturning so that he could make myself a vampire stake – he's a huge horror film fan!
While every day is still a challenge, these challenges are what fuel his mission – to exceed the expectations of what others perceive disabled people are able to accomplish, and to prove to himself and the world that having a disability isn’t the end, it’s just a new beginning.
Today, Chris travels around the country giving public woodturning demonstrations, speaking about his experiences and sharing his story on his YouTube channel in an effort to inspire, motivate and activate people no matter what their circumstances, to achieve their full potential.
Chris' message is simple – whenever you feel like you want to give up, just keep on turning.