Thursday, April 21, 2016

Afghanistan Veteran Takes On Challenge With Tenacity and Titanium

Soldier who lost both legs and his eyesight in while serving Afghanistan takes on huge challenge for charity
Wales Online
21 APR 2016

In 2014 the former Ysgol Clywedog pupil flew to Australia for pioneering surgery. In an operation called osseointegration, titanium rods were implanted into his stumps.
A soldier who was blinded and lost both legs and his reproductive organs when he was blown up in Afghanistan is asking people to join him on a fundraising walk in Wales.

Fusilier Shaun Stocker was 19 when he suffered life-threatening injuries stepping on an improvised explosive device (IED) in Helmand serving with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, the Royal Welsh in Afghanistan.

Six years since the blast Shaun, 25, from Wrexham is on the way to completing a 100km walk in stages – a feat he never thought possible.

On May 14 he aims to walk 27km from Llanberis to Llyn Padarn and along local footpaths, and is asking people to join him and donate for his fundraising for Blind Veterans UK.
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