My name is Chuck Evans, and this is my story. On November 26, 2008 I was on top of the world, and the next moment I was literally fighting for my life. I was a supervisor at an area paper mill, where I had worked for 22 years. It was the holiday season and I was distracted with plans to hang out with my family.

I made a choice that day that would forever change my life and impact my family in ways I could have never imagined. Mechanical issues with a conveyor belt had plagued me all day long. For a brief moment, I lost my focus and got caught and entangled in the conveyor itself. I lost both feet and my job as a result of the accident.