After losing his leg in 1988, Chris Casteel became an advocate for people with limb loss. In 2011, he turned his passion for prosthetics into a business.
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Since 2001, Chris Casteel of Gibraltar has been working with amputees and to improve the way prosthetic limbs are manufactured.
This is a cause close to his heart — he himself uses a prosthetic limb. In 1988, Casteel lost the lower part of his left leg in a motorcycle accident.
Chris Casteel of Gibraltar worked with this earthquake victim in Haiti, who lost part of her leg.
Diana Cherry, Mission of Hope's prosthetics director in Haiti, helps a young amputee learn to walk again.
Chris Casteel of Gibraltar said this Haitian boy he met at an American Red Cross camp in Haiti was fascinated with his prosthetic leg. The boy wanted to know if Casteel could run. So the two went on a couple of jogs together during Casteel's recent visit.