Chris Hanks’ grandmother’s selfless act of donating her body to science following her death inspired him to tell her story and to motivate others to consider whole body donation. His grandmother went back to college for four years after her death, contributing to research and training for medical personnel that will impact countless others, allowing her to essentially live forever.

Chris became a junior firefighter following the death of his mother. By the time he graduated from high school, he had learned basic EMT skills, and he became the youngest National Registered Paramedic in the state of Georgia. As a fire captain and paramedic with a bachelor’s degree in Emergency and Disaster Management, he teaches new EMTs and serves as a shift health and safety officer in Savannah, Georgia.