As a mother of a 16 year old and wife to a team roper, Chris’ day includes caring for their home, four horses, multiple other animals on their land and all the other chores that are necessary, most of which require dirty labor intensive work.
On July 30, 2010 Christine Goodwin was traveling to Lubbock, Texas with her 13 year old son, Brett. The pair had decided to make the trip to have her motorcycle looked at by a custom paint company, catch a movie, spend the night and then return the next morning. As Chris was within 10 miles of her destination, she was hit while crossing an intersection by an SUV. Chris remembers trying to peel her body off the extremely hot pavement when an EMT came up from behind telling her she would be okay. She would find out later that she had lost her right leg below the knee at the scene. Brett, who was riding behind her, almost lost his foot during the accident.
Chris was quickly rushed to the emergency room in Lubbock, where she was informed of the loss of her limb. As a testament to her character, Chris’ response to the loss, “as long as you can make it where I can still wear my motorcycle boots will be okay”. She was released from the hospital one week later. Chris had her first visit to Baker O&P six weeks after the accident. Two weeks later, she would be up and walking on a prosthesis. The road to recovery was a rather quick one for Chris, letting nothing slow her done. She was driving a car alone at 10 weeks and went back to work. After 8 long months of repair, Chris was riding her once totaled motorcycle again.
Today Chris continues to lead a very active lifestyle that includes a multitude of activities on a daily basis. As a mother of a 16 year old and wife to a team roper, Chris’ day includes caring for the their home, four horses, multiple other animals on their land and all the other chores that are necessary, most of which require dirty labor intensive work. At the time of the accident, Chris was a Ladies of Harley officer which included fundraising, benefits, and encouraging other women to ride. In addition, she was a road captain for three years and continues to lead rides. During the peak of the season, Chris will ride her motorcycle 2000 miles a month. Anyone that comes in contact with Chris will quickly see her smile, energy and attitude are infectious.