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  • Blesma Member becomes first veteran to receive 3D-Printed 'Hero Arm'

    Darren Fuller
    17 February 2020

    On Wednesday 29th of January Blesma Member Darren Fuller became the first veteran to receive a ‘Hero arm’; the world's first clinically approved 3D-printed bionic arm. Designed by Open Bionics, the Hero Arm is a lightweight and affordable myoelectric prosthesis, with a wide range of grip styles. It’s functions range from pinch grips to thumbs up and everything in between. It is available now in the USA, UK and France for below-elbow amputee adults and children aged eight and above. Blesma's in-house prosthetics expert, Brian C

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  • Waterloo Uncovered

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    13 February 2020

    Waterloo Uncovered, is a registered UK charity which was founded in 2015. Established the same year as the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, it’s aims are to conduct the first ever major archaeological excavation of the Waterloo Battlefield, and to provide support to the veteran and serving military communities. They are looking for a number of Veteran and Serving Military Personnel (VSMP) to take part in their annual VSMP Programme. The

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  • Stuart Robinson has gone from beginner to winner in one of the toughest sports around

    Stu Robinson
    12 February 2020

    Stuart Robinson's been killing it at Invictus, club and Team GB level since he tried 'Murderball' for the first time Five years ago. His next target? The Paralympic Games in 2020... Stuart Robinson’s first experience of wheelchair rugby – a sport that has been nicknamed ‘murderball’ because of its intense collisions– was much more full-on than he was expecting. The former RAF Gunner, who completed four tours of both Iraq and Afghanistan, was looking for an activity to get involved in after being severely injured by an IED on operations in 2

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  • Jody shows resilience in epic charity swim

    Jody Jones
    4 February 2020

    A woman who was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer has swum the English Channel in aid of Blesma. Jody Jones was set to swim the Channel last year but the shock diagnosis brought her training to a halt. Surgery to remove half her colon was followed by chemotherapy and then further surgery, but Jody remained determined to complete the challenge. “When I was diagnosed, I was eight months away from the swim and it was the fittest I’d ever been,” said Jody. “I delayed the swim for a year, but it never crossed my mind not to do it.” Jody began the epic challe

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