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Martyn's Story

Martyn Compton survived burns to 75% of his body while serving in Afghanistan.

I obviously have to live with the physical scars I have. But the real challenge was overcoming the mental impact of my injuries. That’s why for me, it’s nice to talk with anyone that’s gone through a similar situation. To meet new people through The Scar Free Foundation, and because I’m a bit further along, to speak with people who’ve been injured more recently, to share my experience, and tell them that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

It is a long road, but ultimately it’s about getting on with life, and getting on with living; that’s what I’ve done, and that’s what I feel it is to be scar free.

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