Howard was born with haemophilia; a condition which causes bleeds within the joints. Growing up was frustrating, unable to be as active as his friends, as any knock or bump could be very serious. He poured his efforts into his education and qualified as a school teacher, however, the impact on his physical health meant that he reluctantly retired on medical grounds a year ago.

He’s had a life-long dream of learning to fly but believed that his disability would prevent him from doing so, until he read that FSDP had given a scholarship to a fellow haemophilia sufferer, so he applied straight away.

“The scholarship came at such a crossroads moment in my life that a new direction was desperately needed for my own self-belief, sense of purpose in life and above all sanity! ”

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