FSDP scholar Steve Robinson has ridden through the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan to raise funds for Flying Scholarships for Disabled People (FSDP).
Steve was involved in a motor-cycle accident in 1982 which resulted in his right arm being amputated.
Steve was awarded a scholarship by FSDP to learn to fly in 2012. He passed his flight training and ground school exams and came away with his pilot’s license. To be able to operate the aircraft he required a prosthetic arm, which he decided to make himself from aluminium, after the NHS prosthetic proved unreliable.
He said “I took on one of the biggest challenges of my life by crossing the desert of Wadi Rum on horseback, proving to everyone that you can overcome your fears and in fact anything is possible.” Overcoming my fear of horses and taking on this challenge proves that with the right attitude, everyone of us can break through phantom barriers and follow our dreams.”