Karl sustained a complete spinal cord injury when he was one.
Having always been encouraged to be active, Karl first became got involved with Athletics around the age of 12 and has competed at three Paralympic Games.
Karl is the sole physical activity adviser at the Northwest’s regional unit in Southport where supports and advises staff and patients about remaining active after their injury and encouraging their rehabilitation and encourages people to be as active as possible.
Karl’s favourite sport is Para Ice hockey which he has played for over 20 years. He now coaches and mentors other players.