(180 x 120cm)
Kingsman Anthony Cooper (Coops)
1st battalion, Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment
At the age of 22, having served on military operations in Iraq, Coops was critically-injured by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, losing both legs above the knee, his right eye, and suffering significant injuries to his brain and hands. Coops defied the odds first by surviving, then by walking, and has been making steady progress ever since.
Coops has not just recovered his mobility, but he has gone on to walk long distances raising money for the charity Blind Veterans.
“I sustained my injuries July 6th 2010 through an IED in Afghanistan and I’m a bilateral above knee amputee. My injuries put a downer on my life and stopped me going on cycle rides and climbing. I now have my own business and love going the gym where I’m involved in power lifting.”