Mark first became a Royal Marine in 2001. After achieving his green beret he went on to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan. At the age of 24, on Christmas Eve 2007 Mark was out on a foot patrol in Afghanistan when he stepped on a land mine and sustained serious life changing injuries. Mark became a triple amputee having lost both his legs and his right arm. Despite the severity of his injuries Mark showed phenomenal courage, determination and cheerfulness in the face of adversity.
He learned to walk with prosthetics and abandoned the use of a wheelchair. He learnt to run and to swim. Following time spent in the USA learning from other amputees, Mark also learned to drive. He took on challenges such as being part of a team that ran across America and raised funds for charity in the process.
His book ‘Man Down’ and his own website will tell you more about this remarkable man and his heroic achievements. Man Down – but never beaten.