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Wounded Hero achieves sky-high hopes

23 Mar 12. Wounded Hero achieves sky-high hopes! Wounded Hero Dave Rawlins (24) has become the first graduate of the Help for Heroes supported Battle Back program, to complete his full Private Pilot License with British Flying Charity Aerobility! Dave was wounded during operations in Afghanistan during October 2008 and now suffers from a shattered right leg. After graduating with his full Private Pilot License, Dave is one step closer to beginning his career in aviation as an Air Traffic Controller. The Battle Back scheme encourages those who have suffered serious injuries to play sports and try new activities in a sociable atmosphere, the work that Aerobility do is the perfect example of this and is made possible through funding from Help for Heroes. Mike Miller-Smith, Chief Executive at Aerobility says: “Dave has worked phenomenally hard and this is a great result for him. Collectively Battle Back, Help for Heroes and Aerobility have been able to give him a great support network.” Bryn Parry, CEO and Co-Founder of Help for Heroes says: “Thank you to all of our amazing supports who all over the country are baking cakes, shaving heads, parachuting, walking, hiking, cycling and much much more to help us support this project. You have helped us to help heroes like Dave and the money you are raising is allowing us to put smiles back on the faces of the wounded men and women of our Armed Forces who at one point believed their lives would never be the same again.”

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