Army Veteran David Watson lost both his legs and his right arm when he stepped on an IED bomb whilst serving in Afghanistan in 2010. After recovering well initially, a problem with his prosthetics set him back massively. After a life-changing and costly operation 18 months ago, David finally regained the use of his prosthetic legs and with that developed a renewed love for sport.
After difficulties and setbacks regarding selection and eligibility for the 2016 Invictus Games, last year David competed for Great Britain in field athletics in the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto. Amazingly, he brought home a Gold medal in the IF6 Discus Competition as well as a Bronze medal in the IF6 Shot Contest! He is currently competing at the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney and everyone at MPA Financial Management wishes him Good Luck!
With David’s passion for sport and competing at an all-time high, his dream of competing in the Paralympics has come true and he will be competing in the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan – something that will not only involve an intense training programme but also sees David fundraising to assist with travel expenses.
How is the MPA Charitable Foundation involved with assisting David?
The MPA Charitable Foundation was first introduced to David when he was a guest speaker at The CII Awards for The West Midlands Top Financial Planner of the Year. Inspired and touched by his story, The MPA Charitable Foundation jumped at a chance to support such a hardworking, passionate and determined man. The MPA Charitable Foundation are honoured to make a donation to David, to assist with the costs associated with competing in the next Paralympics in 2020 in Tokyo, Japan and more importantly assisting in making his dream come true.
We wish David the best of luck in both the Invictus Games and the Paralympics – we hope you achieve your goals and bring home further medals!