Twenty years ago Gary was involved in a motorbike accident which left him with constant and relentless pain in his right leg. He eventually had a below the knee amputation in 2016 and now has a prosthetic leg.
He tried to return to work four months after the amputation but complications with his residual limb meant he has been on sick leave since the operation. He has always been an independent person and having to rely on other people has been difficult for him to come to terms with.
“A flying scholarship could be the start of a new focus in my life as this has been something I have been lacking since my amputation. I hope that learning to flying will help me change my mind set and give me a new purpose in my life.”