The simple Christmas wish of Major injured in Afghanistan Major Bernard Broad has a Christmas wish most people would take for granted as December 25 could be the day he learns whether he can be fully mobile again. Published: 2:46AM GMT 23 Dec 2009 The 43-year-old was due to undergo exploratory surgery on Wednesday after cheating death three weeks ago in a bomb blast as he travelled in an armoured vehicle delivering equipment near Forward Operating Base Shawqat, in Nad-e-Ali. The father of two, an infantryman since his teenage years, said his greatest fear was losing the ability to walk. Flanked at his bedside by his wife Jan and daughter Amy, 16, he said during physiotherapy treatment at Selly Oak Hospital: ''My biggest fear is my feet. Being an 'infanteer', I've spent half my career on my feet. ''I do have concerns. The hospital's been very good explaining things to me but again, being a comprehensive school boy, the actual understanding of what they are saying compared to the simplicity of 'will I still walk' is still a bit grey.' More http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/6873315/The-simple-Christmas-wish-of-Major-injured-in-Afghanistan.html?