Posted by Jason Tate
A triple amputee who uses stairlifts has completed a skydive to contribute to a charity's coffers.
Corporal Andy Reid, who lost his right arm and both legs after in an IED explosion in 2008, was helped by a charity when he returned home and has now repaid their assistance by raising money, the Peterborough Evening Telegraph reports.
The soldier, who hails from 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, was provided with an elevator stair lift and help in adapting the doorway of his home to allow his wheelchair through it.
He has leapt from a plane in a tandem skydive at Sibson Airfield in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, along with 15 fundraisers.
The stunt, completed with Tigers Freefall Parachute Team member Lance Corporal Frank Milerick, was to raise money for the Army Benevolent Fund's Soldiers' Charity, which provides mobility aids and other assistance related to rehabilitation.
Installing a stairlift also recently helped a man to regain access to his bathroom after he was confined to the ground floor of his house for several months having had his right leg amputated above the knee, according to the Worcester News.
By Help Mobility Team