Sunday, August 6, 2017

Iraq Veteran-Amputee More Proud of Surviving PTSD

'I wear my scars as a badge of honour': Iraqi war heroine says she's more proud of surviving PTSD than the bomb blast that buried her alive and claimed her leg
Daily Mail
Unity Blott
August 6, 2017

Hannah Campbell, 33, from Northampton, was injured in Basra in 2007
Blast left her with serious abdomen injuries, and a leg amputation followed
The former Army lance corporal defied the odds to have a second child
Despite her traumatic experience she says she's most proud of surviving PTSD

A mother-of-two who lost her leg an a mortar attack in Iraq says she's more proud of surviving PTSD than the blast that claimed her limb.

Former Army lance corporal Hannah Campbell, from Northampton, was given just a one in ten chance of surviving the horrific injuries she sustained after being buried alive in the 2007 Basra attack.

But the 33-year-old amputee, who has since battled suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder, now sees her scars as a 'badge of honour'.

She told the Sunday People: 'I don’t see these things as flaws any more, I see them as a part of my history and part of me.'
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