Mark Smith is a British Veteran, having served in 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, on operations in Iraq, Afghanistan & Bosnia. He also served overseas in Jamaica, Falklands, Kenya & Canada from 2003 to 2013. Mark also included ceremonial duties for the royal family including the royal palaces & the Tower of London.
You can read Mark's story below which we must say, is mightily impressive and inspiring.
He's just released his first book 'Strength of Mind' which you can purchase by clicking here
After being twice promoted to the rank of Lance Sergeant, in 2010, Mark was unfortunately shot at multiple times in his right leg and right shoulder, whilst serving in Canada.
Mark was very lucky to survive and he holds his fellow soldiers in high regards as he knows without them, he would no longer be with us. After arriving at the hospital, Mark stopped breathing and had to be resuscitated. Thankfully, he was saved by an incredible team of medical staff. 🙏🏻
Since then, Mark has undergone 26 operations and has lost part of his shoulder and has had his right leg fully amputated.
Mark never let any of this get in his way. He refocused and knew he had to keep fighting to overcome what he had been through. He decided to focus on fitness and he trained to be a bodybuilder. In 2014 he competed in his first competitions, winning many medals in disability bodybuilding competitions.
- Britain’s strongest disabled man 2016 & 2017 - Arnold’s strongest disabled man 2017 & 2018 - England’s strongest disabled man 2018 - Mark is now playing amputee football for Peterborough United.
We are proud to say Mark is from Milton Keynes. We thank him for his service to our country.
If you want to follow his journey, please give his page a like. He is soon to be releasing his own book so stay tuned for that!
Mark Smith: Amputee footballer, we salute and Thank you, and we wish you all the very best for the future (and with the book!) 💙