Larry Chastain was selected to represent the Arkansas Surgical Hospital in opening ceremonies, on Sept. 30, of Arkansas' newest attraction and longest pedestrian bridge in the world, "The Big Dam Bridge" across the Arkansas River in Little Rock.
Chastain graduated from Lake City High School in 1985, and went on to become a radiology technologist at St. Vincent's Hospital, in Little Rock, where he has worked for over 20 years. He is also a part time radiologist at Arkansas Surgical Hospital.
One year ago Chastain underwent sterotomy surgery to remove a four pound tumour from his chest. The large tumor was attached to his heart and other vital vessels. He has had a miraculous recovery after undergoing surgery and completion of chemotherapy treatment.
Before the surgery Chastain was an avid cyclist and is now back into cycling on a daily basis. He was accompanied on his ride across the pedestrian bridge by his friend and orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. David Rhodes. Chastain is currently in Costa Rica on holiday with friends, and took his bike along to keep in shape and enjoy the beautiful countryside views while there.
Chastain is the son of L.D. and Ann Chastain, of Lake City.