As I sit here night after night in my little office locked away from the world I again contemplate reaching out to the world to share my experiences, energy and positivity, however, the manacles of horror from two years of phycological mind games have scorched my inner optimism to a fraction of its pre-covid state.  For many like myself who’ve experienced real-life horror, pain, near mortality, the threat of yet another life-threatening illness is just another nuisance to blight an otherwise bright day.

 

Yet, part of the battle to rise above today’s media-medical-mandate-menagerie,  I find my soul punching through the darkness.  “I’m not done yet” it cries from within, there are friends and those I’ve yet to meet whom don’t have a fraction of the determination I was lucky to be born with so how can I give up?

I have been so fortunate in my life, a fortune not measured by wealth but a treasure chest of experiences, lessons, love and now  enlightenment.  I have been spared the reapers axe for a reason, a purpose I cannot ignore.

Don't listen to anyone who tells you that you can't do this or that. That's nonsense. Make up your mind, you'll never use crutches or a stick, then have a go at everything. Go to school, join in all the games you can. Go anywhere you want to. But never, never let them persuade you that things are too difficult or impossible. Douglas Bader

Therefore, I mean to continue on my mission to use my strength, mobility and tenacity to revive the Support Group for fellow Amputees in Warrington & guide newcomers with or without disabilities into the sport of Golf.

So watch this space.  And in the great words of my hero Sir Douglas Barder CBE “REACH FOR THE SKIES”

Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader, CBE, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar, DL, FRAeS (/ˈbɑːdər/; 21 February 1910 – 5 September 1982) was a Royal Air Force flying ace during the Second World War.

 

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