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On 18 June 2007 I was serving out in Iraq, and at the time was acting as guard commander, when I was hit by a mortar attack. When I came round in hospital I had suffered multiple injuries with the worst to my lower leg and foot. The surgeons battled to save my foot over the next 3 years with hours of work and multiple surgeries but I was never able to walk unaided and relied on my wheelchair.
In early 2010, I was told that there was nothing further they could do with my leg and I faced a life in constant pain. As an alternative I could choose amputation and have the chance of a life without pain.
3 years after the initial blast, in June 2010, I chose amputation and went in for the surgery. Life since then has changed dramatically but all for the better. I never thought I would walk let alone run again. It seemed an impossible dream that I would ever participate in a marathon but here I am.
BLESMA have played a huge part in my rehabilitation. Losing a leg really knocks your confidence and BLESMA helped me realise that I can achieve whatever I set my mind to.
I am still a serving soldier and still receive important help and support from BLESMA.
So please give generously. Soldiers like me really benefit from the important work BLESMA does and they need funding to keep up this crucial work.