STORYI was just 19 years old and 6 days before the end of my tour.
The obvious injuries were losing
my legs above the knee. My left
arm was ripped open
My left shoulder was also dislocated and broken. My left eye was blown out by the blast and my right eye badly damaged, meaning I am now registered as being blind.
The less obvious injury was to my testicles which were so badly damaged by the spray of shrapnel that entered all over my body, they had to be removed
After spending weeks in an induced coma, and another 6 weeks in hospital, I was sent to Headley Court to begin the process of putting my life back together and learning to walk with prosthesis, with the added difficulty of having no vision, I learnt to feel the feedback I gained through the limbs rather that see it.
Eventually after 2 years, I regained 30 percent of vision in my remaining eye thanks to numerous operational procedures.
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Now after 6 long years of operations and prosthetic problems, I am now one of the first in the British Army to have a procedure known as osseointegration, which I had to travel to Australia to have titanium rods implanted into my femur’s, this has helped me to walk better than I ever expected.
Whilst I was on leave from Headley Court rehabilitation centre I started a property development business which, I realized I could project manage myself by employing other people to do the manual and visual work for me. It started with one small house with help from my family and friends, to now building 8 two bedroom apartments.
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