It is always inspiring to hear how someone has faced adversity, looked it in the eye and marched straight on with their lives, fulfilling their ambitions.
We often hear from our amputee clients how their world has changed irrevocably as a result of their injury. But so many then work tirelessly through their initial long recovery and on through rehabilitation, which is often months of gruelling exercises, towards a goal, something they have always wanted to achieve.
And never was this more obvious than in the case of Guy Disney. Guy was injured in Afghanistan and is a below knee amputee. He had been a keen rider before his injury, and wasn't going to let the need for a prosthesis slow him down.
A shining example to those who have recently experienced an amputation, no matter what the cause, that life really does go on......
All the stories of service personnel who fight to rebuild their lives after suffering life-changing injuries act as inspiration, none more so than Guy Disney's. He had been a winning point-to-point jockey before the Afghan incident, and applied for a riding licence afterwards, but the authorities were not at all keen. There then followed a lot of the proverbial blood, sweat and tears to get one before Disney's efforts were finally rewarded in late 2014.