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Peter Dunning

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Peter Dunning served in the Royal Marines until he was medically discharged in 2010. After being injured in Afghan, the 33-year-old took up skiing and was on the British disabled ski team. Sadly, after enduring two injuries on his left shoulder Peter had to retire: “Finding myself at home for a number of years and not using the time to do much with my life, my marriage and relationship with my children started to decline. Due to reconstructive surgery on my stump I was left wheelchair bound for seven months last year and it really put a strain on my marriage due to the impact it had on my mental health.” After being encouraged by his partner to seek help, Peter finally reached out and his life began to change: “I started to get the ball rolling for things to 'pick me up’; I enrolled at my local college and I started playing wheelchair rugby. Finding the sport and taking part in it has helped me put that fire back in my belly again which I used to have many years ago.

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