Certainly inspiring to read especially after a recent car accident has left me with very limited function of my right arm/hand. Always people worse off and if they can deal with it in good humour there is no reason why I should get myself in a mood.
Seems to be a little dusty at Chateau msr....
âIt was devastating at first,â he says, casting an eye over the British soldiers at the training camp. âThere was a heartbreaking moment when I got home and my five-year-old son said, 'Dad, letâs run down to the river,â something we used to do regularly. I had to say to him: 'I canât run right now son.â I broke down and said to my wife Alice, 'I canât do this.â She said we would get through it together and that was my turning point. I had lost a leg but I was still a husband and a father. I had to get on with my life.ââ
I thought it was incredible that after all of what all those blokes had been through they were still powering through and training themselves up for London 2012.
"In fact Derek had fallen into a coma. He was flown to the UK and, nine days later, he woke up in Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham, where many of Britainâs war wounded are treated. His wife Anna, 34, was at his bedside. âI was confused because I thought I was still in Afghanistan,â he says. âAnna was crying. I said I was hot and wanted to take my boots off. Then I said I wanted to go to the lavatory. 'You canât go to the lavatory,â she said. 'Why not?â I asked. She couldnât answer. Instead she took out her phone and took a photograph and showed it to me. I saw that I had no legs. 'This is how you are now,â she said."
People like those blokes reflect the best of the British.