Chris was injured in a rocket attack in Afghanistan.
He suffered multiple skull fractures and brain injuries, and the damage to his eyes left him blind.
He went from being a young man at the height of his career, with a wife and a new baby to care for, to being unable to make himself a cup of tea.
Watch the video below to hear Chris talk about his injuries and how a simple gadget helped him to regain his independence.
A liquid-level indicator helped to turn his life around
In this short video, Chris attaches a liquid level indictor, a small yellow device, on the rim of a mug and then pours boiling water into the mug. When the boiling water reaches the liquid level indictor, its sensors trigger a beeping noise to tell Chris to stop pouring.
A fresh start
Chris discovered Blind Veterans UK and we gave him the rehabilitation, training and support he needed to regain his independence. From teaching him how to cook for his wife and three children, to training him on a long cane so he can get out and about, we gave Chris the skills he needed to fully participate in family life again.
He now works as a professional photographer and helps other blind veterans to overcome their struggles.