Chris and Denise Arthey

Chris Arthey worked as an engineer and project manager in the oil industry and Denise was a teacher. In 2008, during a motorcycle trip in Texas, they were involved in a life-changing road traffic collision and they both lost their left legs above the knee. Following the incident and their remarkable recovery, Chris and Denise returned to their vocations, determined to not let this prevent them from doing what they love.

Today, they are ambassadors in the prosthetics industry, helping with testing, training and research. They both lead active lifestyles, with Chris becoming a para-athlete competing in marathons and triathlons, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and trekking to Everest Base Camp. They are regularly asked to share their story with a wide range of audiences.

Chris and Denise have been married for over forty years and have three grown children and a granddaughter. They live in Surrey and attend Emmaus Rd church where they are active members.

“It is very rare that you see the embodiment of the human spirit and faith in God so powerfully expressed in a story of personal tragedy.”

Lee M. Tillman, President, Chairman and CEO, Marathon Oil Company

To find out more about Chris and Denise and the work they do, click below to visit their website.
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