Weʼre raising £15,000 to Rediscover myself, find inner peace and happiness again after suffering with mental depression whilst serving in the Army and to help others
- London, United Kingdom
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If you have found my page then there is a good chance that you have already received/ read a letter from me. Let me first just say that I am grateful you read through it this far! If by any chance you have found this page some other way I'll try and give a little explanation.
On the 8th February 2016 I underwent an operation to remove an Intradural Spinal Meningioma and complete T7/T8 Spinal decompression. I had a tumour growing in the protective lining surrounding the spine which was causing pressure on my spinal cord and progressive pain and weakness in my right leg. The pressure and pain got so bad that even carrying out a simple, basic task such as walking- something most of us do everyday subconsciously, became a real struggle. There were times when my leg would literally just collapse beneath me and I would fall to the ground. I was unable to take part in the Physical Training sessions that we do every morning in the Army as a routine and simple things like walking up stairs became a strenuous effort.
Around the time I started to get these pains my Battalion (i'm currently serving in the British Army Infantry) were on the role of RSB- which stands for Regional standy Battalion. We were on a constant rotation ready for deployment anywhere in the world- particularly important as we were strategically well placed close to the Middle East- for a period of 18months.
During a 12month period I discoverd that I had a Tumour on my spine which may still mean that I wibe medically discharged from the Army, my engagement broke down 3- weeks before the day of the wedding and I began to suffer with severe depression- depression which took me to the brink of committing suicide on more than several occasions.
My goal is to spend some time travelling some 3rd world and conflict affected countries in order to finally defeat the demons inside my head, find my inner happiness again and to help other people along the way.
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