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Speaker: Daryl "Chill" Mitchell - Life After

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Date: Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Location: Appleton Campus
Room: A161A
Start Time: 11:30 AM End Time: 12:30 PM
Duration: 1.00 hrs

Category: Student Life/Family

In 2001, actor Daryl "Chill" Mitchell was paralyzed from the waist down in a motorcycle accident.

"It was dark and I didn’t know the roads really well. I went around a bend and on the other side there was gravel, loose pavement and 'bam,' the bike shot right out from underneath me... I woke up five days later in the hospital." After the accident Daryl got full support from his family and friends, including Denzel Washington and Chris Tucker, who encouraged him to continue his acting career.

He has appeared in over 17 movies including: “House Party,” “Sgt. Bilko” and “10 Things I Hate About You.”

He has also appeared on over 20 TV shows including: “Law & Order” and “Desperate Housewives.” His most recent TV show produced by FOX is called “Brothers” with NY Giants football player Michael Strahan. In 2010, Daryl won a NAACP Image Award for his role in “Brothers.”

Daryl advises other wheelchair users to hold on to something they believe in. "You cannot do this by yourself. You need your family, your friends, faith, and love," he said. While continuing his acting career Daryl also serves as the Minority Outreach spokesperson.
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