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2021

Blesma Updates for 2021, covering news, activities and fundraising events for limbless veterans. 

  • Access healthcare through Veterans Trauma Network

    Limb Center
    10 September 2021

    Veterans Trauma Network - NHS led veterans' care Did you know that can use the Veterans Trauma Network (VTN) to access NHS healthcare? The only criteria are that you must be a veteran and that the physical healthcare issue must be as the result of military service. The service follows existing NHS pathways and is currently available across England and Wales. What is it? The VTN is a collection of 13 NHS Veteran Trauma Centres and four specialist units, each with military and civilian medical experts who will be able to help you with

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  • Blesma Member Mickey takes home Paralympic Bronze!

    Mickey Yule
    3 September 2021

    Afghanistan war Veteran Micky Yule wins Paralympic powerlifting Bronze for GB Micky Yule has won his first Paralympic medal in the men’s 72kg powerlifting after listing 182kg. The medal comes five years after finishing fifth at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. First place went to Malaysia’s Bonnie Gustin and silver was taken by Egypt’s Mahmoud Attia. The born Scotsman served in the Royal Engineers and lost both his legs when he stepped on an improvised explosive device while serving in Afghanistan in 2010. Micky turned to sport to overcome h

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  • Blesma's Remembrance 11k is Back!

    Remembrance 11k
    28 August 2021

    Blesma are delighted to announce the return of the highly successful Remembrance 11K, a Blesma event which commemorates the significant day of Remembrance while rais

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  • Blesma Member Jaco brings home Gold for GB!

    Jaco Van Gass
    26 August 2021

    Afghanistan war Veteran Jaco Van Gass wins Paralympic cycling Gold for GB Jaco Van Gass has won his first Paralympic medal in the Men’s Track 3k individual pursuit. The former Para lost his left arm at the elbow when he was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in Afghanistan in 2009. He also endured a collapsed lung, punctured internal organs, a broken tibia, fractured knee, and shrapnel wounds. After extensive rehabilitation, he rebuilt his life – taking on feats such as tr

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