The Resilience Toolbox: To Helmand and back

To Helmand and back - Podcast now live

In this episode, Helen Jackson, Managing Director at Bush & Co talks to Mike Lewis, ex- paratrooper on the importance of resilience following major trauma and being medically discharged from the army as well as life as an amputee and the importance of community and role models.

In 2008, Mike was a Corporal serving in Afghanistan in the 2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment. On his second term, with only six weeks until he could return home, he was engaged by enemy forces but hit by British artillery during an intense fire fight. Mike was left with blast wounds that nearly severed his arm, shrapnel wounds to his left knee and blast wounds to his right leg which led to a below knee amputation.

His dream of serving in the British armed forces came to an end. Determined to not allow his amputation to dictate his life Mike began setting new goals and has now achieved some incredible life moments for himself and the charities he supports.

In return for his time and his incredible story, Bush & Co have donated £250 to Blesma at Mike's request.

Mike Lewis Amputee Boxer

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Here is a teaser of the latest episode where Mike talks about where his inspiration to look forward came from.

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