In the early hours of Christmas Eve 2007, Royal Marines Commando Mark Ormrod was out on a routine foot patrol in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan when he stepped on and triggered an Improvised Explosive Device.
Thanks to the swift action of the men around him and the intervention of the Medical Emergency Response Team he was airlifted via helicopter to an emergency field hospital in a desperate attempt to try and save his life.
An innovative and dangerous procedure carried out onboard a Chinook helicopter en route to the hospital did save his life.
He woke 3 days later in the UK in Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham: Both legs amputated above the knee and his right arm amputated above the elbow. He was the UK’s first triple amputee to survive the Afghanistan conflict.
Today on The Best Version Of You show, Mark shares that his situation and circumstances don’t define his life, what defines his life is the meaning he has chosen to attach to what happened to him, and to the positive lessons he’s learned along the way.
Mark is now an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, a peak performance coach, and the author of the award winning auto-biography Man Down. He is a source of daily inspiration for the thousands of people who follow him on social media around the world as he shares how he’s turned his personal tragedy into an on going story of personal success.
His story continues to help others who have suffered setbacks to take charge of their lives, unleash their personal power and live a life with no limits.
You can reach out to Mark on social media @markormrod across all platforms and via his website www.markormord.com