Chris’s life changed in a split second when he was caught in a rocket attack in Afghanistan
The impact fractured his skull, causing severe brain injuries and irreparable damage to his eyes – leaving him blinded
After losing his sight Chris struggled with a loss of independence, but that started to change when he was put in touch with Blind Veterans UK. We gave him support, training and specialist kit like bumpons, which is a simple piece of kit that help veterans to do things independently, such as use a jug or the oven. These simple first steps were all part of him rebuilding his life.
Chris' newfound confidence enabled him to cook meals for his family and enjoy playing in the park with his children. Different types of equipment such as bumpons, a long cane and a specially adapted computer have supported his road to independence.
Veterans like Chris can lead full and independent lives - with your continued support we can help more blind veterans across the UK.
"That's what really gets to you, losing your independence." - Blind veteran, Chris