Missouri Man Lost Leg, Now Makes Prosthetic Limbs For Veterans

Geoffrey Dunlap
Geoffrey Dunlap

Geoffrey Dunlap spent his young years working in a plastics factory in Mexico, Mo., making plastic bags for newspapers and little plastic mailboxes. But when a motorcycle wreck in 1997 caused him to lose his right leg below the knee, he suddenly discovered a whole new use for plastics: prosthetic limbs.

At the age of 35, Dunlap, who had never been to college, decided to get a bachelor's degree in health sciences, and become an accredited prosthetist.