On 30 October 1996 Mark, aged 16, was walking home from his first day of work experience when he was struck by an out of control car. He woke from an induced coma five weeks later attached to a ventilator helping him to breath, and unable to move.

In 2012 his neuropathic left foot had become badly damaged and infected and so he had a below the knee amputation; he has spent the last four years learning to walk on his prosthetic leg.

“The scholarship has been a completely uplifting experience in my life making me more mature and confident as a person. It was a big challenge but one I achieved success over with your help at FSDP. I wish to continue my involvement with the charity and try to offer my support to future scholars.”

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