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 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 Harrogate Military College in 2007 at the age of 16, before later going to Para Depot, passing P Company and joining 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment in December 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 wheelchair 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!) only 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 August 29th. This time, he wants to raise funds for Support Our Paras.
Please visit their fundraising page and donate here.
Thank you and Good Luck to Eddy and his team!