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Shaun Stocker

shaun's operation Snowdon bear crawl

I am going to climb Snowdon using prosthetic legs. for Blind Veterans UK because for the support they have given to me after injury

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Blind Veterans UK

We help blind veterans to discover a life beyond sight loss

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Hello, I'm Shaun, I'm 27 and from Wrexham in North Wales.
In 2010, I stepped on an improvised explosive device whilst on foot patrol serving in the British Army out in Afghanistan.
I sustained a number of injuries from the blast but the main two that have really affected my life has been losing most of my eyesight and losing both my legs above the knee joints.
After spending six years in military rehabilitation and one year as a civilian learning to walk on double above knee prosthetic limbs, I feel that now is the time to complete a personal goal I set myself in the early days of my rehab.

Learning to walk on these legs has been one of the hardest things I have acomplished especially with my vision loss.
I will be taking this challenge on by using my stubby legs, they are short poles that extend my femurs to about the length at where my knees would be, so effectively I'm climbing up Snowdon on my knees.

Climbing Snowdon will be a gruelling challenge for me, but the descent will be much harder because I don't have knees.
I'm fundraising for Blind Veterans UK to say thank you for the support they have given me with not only my vision loss but also with my other injuries too.

I plan to complete this challenge on the 30/09/17 and if anyone would like to join me to climb Snowdon, that would be amazing! All I ask for, is if you could raise your own sponsorship. Please get in touch if you require a sponsor form. Any supporters who do not want to climb are also welcome, just take in the fresh air and scenery in the local village with the charity stall.

kind regards, Shaun.
shaunstocker@yahoo.com
07834381906

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