Becoming a triple amputee in 2010 following an IED blast didn’t slow me down, just changed my direction.
I don’t suppose that there were many boys from my class in Primary school who can say that they went onto dance with the Queen. I did. I joined the Army and was lucky enough to join the world famous Scots Guards. I went everywhere and did everything with them and was having a blast. But then, on the 27th of May 2010, I had a different sort of a blast. Crossing a river in Helmand, Afghanistan, I trod on a bomb which exploded and tore off both my legs and my right arm. Thanks to the incredible medical teams Afghan and back in Britain, I didn’t die. But living became a challenge in itself. People have said that my story of how I went from lying there in that river bleeding to winning a Gold medals at the Invictus Games has inspired them. I hope that it has and continues to do so. Every aspect of my life is a challenge that I strive to conquer, tho becoming father to two girls I may have met my match.
Get in touch if you want me to share my story with your team whatever the challenges your organisation is facing. The human spirit can only be broken if you choose to let it break you. I chose life. I chose hope. And I chose not to be beaten.”