In July 2010, Lance Corporal Dean Bousfield was serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan, when his regiment came under fire and Dean was severely injured and left paralysed;
“I’m the only person in the world to survive a gunshot completely through both hemispheres of the brain, the bullet entered on the left and exited on the right just above my ears. When I woke up from my coma I was told that I would never talk, stand or walk again. I can do all of those 3 now and I’m also a disabled athlete competing as a Cerebral Palsy Seated Thrower for Doncaster Athletic Club.”
Dean is aiming to raise £3,000 for the charity, to help provide vital funds needed to send British disabled athletes to compete at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. As a keen thrower, Dean is also working towards competing in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.