Soldier who lost both legs in Afghanistan blast says he's been forced to re-mortgage his home to fund new prosthetic limbs

Daily Mail, 28 December 2015

Clive Smith wants to pay for pioneering artificial limb surgery in Australia.

A soldier who lost his legs to a roadside bomb in Afghanistan says he has been forced to mortgage his home to fund new prosthetic limbs after a 12-month wait on the NHS.


The surgeon who will perform Mr Smith's operation is an Iraqi who fled Saddam Hussein's brutal regime.

Dr Munjed Al Muderis, 42, said: 'These young British soldiers were sent to help Iraq and Afghanistan stand on their own two feet and were met with terrorism. I feel ashamed of that.

'The very least I can do is say sorry by helping them get their mobility back.'

The charity Help for Heroes is funding Mr Smith and his girlfriend to fly out to Australia and cover their expenses during what is likely to be a two-month stay.

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