Dean’s amazing journey

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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.”

In September 2014 Dean will be completing the Deloitte Ride Across Britain, a 969 mile journey in just 9 days from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for The British Paralympic Association.

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.

You can help Dean reach his fundraising target and make a donation on his Virgin Money Giving page.

1 Response to “Dean’s amazing journey”


  1. 1 Kieran Carr March 17, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    This is an amazing story. Such an inspiration to all! I wish you the very best of luck with your ambitions and I’m sure you will succeed.


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