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British Army soldier regains ability to walk using most advanced bionic leg in the world

Craig lost his left leg in 2010 whilst serving in Afghanistan with the British Army. He has since regained his ability to walk using the most advanced bionic leg in the world and has become a symbol of hope for other injured veterans through his charity work with BLESMA and Help for Heroes.   Craig Gadd, from Hull, Yorkshire lost ... Read More »

Incredible video of quadruple amputee US Navy bomb specialist dancing cheek-to-cheek with girlfriend at friend’s wedding

At first glance the couple twirling and shimmying across the dance floor look like any enthusiastic wedding guests – but U.S. Navy specialist,Taylor Morris, and his girlfriend, Danielle Kelly, could have stolen the spotlight from even the most glamorous bride and groom.In a moving video filmed at a friend’s wedding in September, the quadruple amputee and bomb disposal Read More »

Help for Heroes’ new rehab centre: ‘This is a launchpad for life’

Exactly three years ago Sergeant Simon Harmer was a month into a tour of Afghanistan when he stepped on a roadside bomb during a routine patrol. His right leg was blown off and his left leg had to be amputated back at camp.  On Thursday however, 36-year-old Harmer was taking Read More »

A war hero was told he could not ride a rollercoaster because he was missing his leg despite having gone on the ride in the past.

A war hero was told he could not ride a rollercoaster because he was missing his leg despite having gone on the ride in the past. Former soldier Lance Corporal and amputee Johno Lee was told he could not ride the Air rollercoaster at Alton Towers because of his prosthetic leg, even though he had already ridden another ride that ... Read More »