Paras are known for their courage, strength and true grit determination – Dan “Eddy” Edwards is a shining example of that! Eddy has defied all odds when not expected to live after being shot in the head in Afghanistan and learning to walk again – he, with the support of fellow comrades, is now taking on the epic challenge of climbing Snowdon on Saturday 29th August.
Eddy joined the Army in 2007 at the age of 16 where he went to Harrogate Military College before later going to Para Depot where he passed P Company and then joined The 3rd Battalion Parachute Regiment in Dec 2008.
In 2010, 3 weeks into a tour of Afghanistan Eddy was shot in the head and suffered life changing injuries.
Eddy’s injury has affected every aspect of his life. He was in a coma for 2 months and wheel chair bound for years before learning to walk again. He still has no use of his left arm and hand at all, and minimal use of his left leg.
Eddy along with a few of his friends attempted to climb Snowdon last year, but with zero training and a slight hangover managed to get half way up before making the decision to turn back. Since then he has trained hard and prepared himself to try again on Aug 29th and raise funds for Support Our Paras.
Please visit their fundraising page and donate here
Thank you and Good Luck to Eddy and his team!