After being blown up in Afghanistan, a wounded British soldier lost 80% of his blood.
A wounded British soldier lost 80% of his blood after being blown up in Afghanistan.
Ben Bainbridge, now 30, struggled to walk owing to nerve damage in his left leg and a paralyzed foot, so he regularly stumbled and slumped over, but he’ll be able to walk down the aisle thanks to medical assistance.
After being blown up in Afghanistan, a former soldier survived against all odds, with just two quarts of blood remaining in his body, and will now walk his bride down the aisle.
Ben Bainbridge, now 30, had serious nerve damage to his left leg, making it impossible for him to walk due to paralysis of his foot. As a result, he was prone to slipping and falling.
According to HullLive, he was only 18 years old when an IED detonated next to him, leaving him with life-altering injuries.
After the tragedy, he had only two quarts of blood remaining in his body. The average adult has ten quarts of blood.
Ben added, “I know I might have easily died from the blast or from losing so much blood.” “However, the surgeons told me I was a warrior with youth on my side.” Ben was returned to the United Kingdom after being stabilized in an induced coma. He spent two years at the military’s Headley Court rehabilitation center and was medically discharged in 2013, despite his desire to resume his career in the Army.
Due to a sciatic nerve damage in his left leg, he has “foot drop,” and his daily chronic pain ranges from numbness to pins and needles to a burning sensation.
“It’s been challenging; there are many things I find tough to do, such as going for a long walk with our dog,” Ben explained.
“I’d like for us to be able to have a truly family day out ice skating or rock climbing with our children, Ellie, 11, and Ariel, seven.”
He went on to say, “I honestly wanted to go back into the Army since my career had not been long enough.” When you leave the military, you feel like a number, so I became sad when I was medically released because I felt alone and the future looked bleak.” Thanks to Help for Heroes and a new ankle brace that stabilizes his foot, he will now be able to walk his wife down the aisle.
“I’m not embarrassed about my foot, but I’m looking forward to walking down the aisle and having people look at me for all the right reasons.”
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