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About Mark Ormrod Ltd
Mark Ormrod is Royal Marines veteran having served since he was just 18 years old. After a Christmas Eve that changed his life forever back in 2007 during his service in Camp Bastion, Mark went through a remarkable journey that he now shares with the world successfully through his various platforms.
Mark is now living life to the fullest as a father, husband, eleven-time Invictus Games medallist, motivational speaker, author.
- Some people talk about expertise some about their stories.
- In Afghanistan, became UK’s first triple amputee to survive since WW1.
- “The industry’s changing and we gotta change with it if we want to stay relevant.”
- Towards the end of HS arrived at the decision of joining the military.
- Wanted to join the marines to see if he had what it takes.
- Got his green beret at 18 yrs old.
- 4 weeks before finishing training witnessed 9/11.
- Got assigned to Afghanistan – Sent to Iraq in 2003
- Got the first taste of war at 19.
- 2005 first daughter was born decided he was going to leave and focus on his family.
- Decided to rejoin the military in 2007.
- 2007 got deployed to Camp Bastion. Morale was high.
- Christmas got locked down.
- Christmas eve. Knelt on and denoted an explosive device.
- Felt that he let his team down.
- 10 years before Invictus games.
- Main goal was to be completely independent.
- Has seen friends compete and has seen the improvement in their life
- “When you go through something traumatic like this, you’ve got to have that focus and those goals.”
- “As long as it lights a fire in you, then that’s good enough!”
RECOGNITION BY THE ROYAL FAMILY
- Felt embarrassed initially
- Going to Buckingham palace after COVID
- Went to Prince Harry’s wedding
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