Chris’ journey can be described as “determined with a purpose.” Chris started out weighing three and a half pounds. He is still “petite” in size, but large in personality. Chris underwent various surgeries in his early years and tube feedings until age 17, but he still managed to earn an education despite his learning disability. With hard work and loving support from family, teachers and friends, Chris graduated with a high school diploma. While this is one of Chris’ biggest accomplishments, he is most proud of earning the Eagle Scout rank and being elected to the Order of the Arrow by his peers.

Thanks to his training at Tommy Nobis Center, Chris is now a Publix employee. He has been able to buy his own home and become more independent. Chris would not be where he is today without the support of his family and the training provided by Tommy Nobis Center.