29 January 2024

Chris & Denise Arthey - upcoming Speaking engagements

Chris and Denise Arthey were involved in a life-changing road accident while on a motorcycle road trip in 2008. They both lost their left legs above the knee.

On work assignment in the USA, they were exploring South Texas when a drunk driver veered into their lane at 80mph, colliding with them almost head-on. They both suffered multiple injuries and Chris was in a coma for many days with internal injuries and severe concussion.

After a long and painful recovery, they were both able to resume the vocations they love. They both enjoy physical fitness, and Chris competes in endurance sports. Using prosthetic legs he has run marathons, competed in the British Paratriathlon Championships, climbed Kilimanjaro and trekked to Everest Base Camp.

They are both ambassadors for Blatchford who make their prostheses, helping with training, trade shows and conferences, product development and testing. Chris now has a master’s degree in Biomechanical Engineering.

Chris & Denise are good friends of ours. They are lovely people & truly inspirational! We originally met at a Motolegends breakfast meeting. Last year they spoke powerfully & movingly at our Church Men's Group. With the extent of their injuries, many people would have given up - but they have both risen above their disabilities to greater heights and achievements. Their faith shines through their book, and is truly an inspiration to us all. I love their book & can highly recommend it - enjoy!

Chris & Denise will be speaking at Beaulieu on 24 Feb 2024:

Also at IAM RoadSmart Solent club night, Otterbourne, Tue 9 Apr 2024: 


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