Injured Ex-soldier Takes To The Slopes – On A Bicycle!

Posted: Saturday, 19 March 2011 by Mark Kinnon in Labels: ,

From the Salford Advertiser with thanks to Sharon S:
A soldier who lost a leg while serving in the army has taken to the ski slopes.
Ex-serviceman Simon Khan, 33, had his left leg amputated above the knee eight years ago.
After a difficult period struggling to come to terms with the loss, Simon became a member of the British Limbless Ex-Service Men’s Association (BLESMA) – a charity dedicated to helping servicemen and women who have lost their sight or a limb.
Simon, from Weaste, has just completed a gruelling six-day rehabilitation programme of ski bobbing – a sport which sees competitors negotiate pistes on a bike – in Soelden, Austria.
He went on the trip with 16 other ex-service people from across the UK, some of whom had sustained during recent tours of duty.
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