8 April 2019
In February 2009, Royal Marine Andy Grant was blown up by a bomb during a routine patrol in Afghanistan. He suffered 27 separate injuries in the explosion, including catastrophic damage to his right leg.
The quick actions of the team on the ground saved his life, but Andy’s life as he knew it would never be the same again. Despite efforts to save his leg, the severity of his injury left him virtually bed bound. As a result Andy plunged into a downward spiral of drinking, gambling and depression.
In an attempt to regain control he made the decision to amputate his leg. But, not content with just learning to walk again, Andy set a goal to become the fastest single leg amputee in the world over 10km.
Andy shares his rollercoaster journey; he tells me why it was vital that he learned to master his mind as well as his body, and why he’s now grateful he was blown up on the battlefield.
- The importance of teamwork – why every person plays a vital role.
- Determine what you can control and take ownership of it.
- How to change your mindset to succeed.
- Why you need to surround yourself with the right people.
- Resilience, determination and setting goals that challenge you.
- How to appreciate the lows as well as the highs.
Host: Lawrence Jones MBE
Listening time: 60 mins
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