Born and raised in Madison, Malcolm Wingfield shares his story of persevering in the face of the seemingly impossible. On December 7, 2017, Wingfield was seriously injured in the line of duty while serving as an E-5 Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp. Doctors told him he would never be able to walk or talk again. The spinal and nerve injuries he sustained while serving his country were so severe that he was told the chances of a full recovery were slim. Wingfield says he couldn’t speak for 6 months and it took him over a year to learn to walk again. Wingfield underwent two years of physical therapy, sleep therapy, cognitive therapy, humanistic therapy, and even aquatic therapy in order to regain his balance.
Wingfield says he was able to regain his full abilities and can move, walk and talk again today. He considers this difficult time he experienced as something that allowed him to grow and deepen his character. It gave him the opportunity to think deeply about what he wanted to do with his life and how he could lead a successful, goal-oriented life. Malcolm shares, “I feel like my near-death experience is the best thing that could have happened to me because I appreciate my time here on earth so much more.” The determination and faith in God that Malcolm developed during those difficult years helped him become the owner of his own international distribution company. Wingfield is also a successful insurance broker and public figure who now resides in Tampa, Florida.
Thank you, Sergeant Wingfield, for your service and sacrifice to your country and for standing up in the face of adversity and making an example of yourself.