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15th Anniversary of the 7/7 London terrorist attacks

15 years ago today, 52 people were killed and many more injured in the 7/7 London terrorist attacks. Our Ambassador, Susan Greenwood, bravely told us her story of the attack, and the journey that followed.

As The Scar Free Foundation say, behind every scar there is a story and here is mine. On this day in 2005 at 8:50am, a bomb was detonated in the tube train I was travelling in, tragically killing 26 of my fellow passengers. I was lucky that I survived but I was left severely injured with an above knee amputation, severe blast injuries to my remaining leg, skin and fat grafts as well as many other wounds and scars. The injuries I sustained were life changing, and I have been scarred for life.

My life continues and I still struggle each day with the physical part of my injuries; the mental effects on my scars are still also ever present. Not a day goes by without staring in the mirror and being reminded of this day 15 years ago. Much has changed and life has been wonderful in many ways however, those scars remain and always will.

For 14.5 years I have supported The Scar Free Foundation in their mission for a scar free future. The work of the Foundation is as important and vital to me today as it was then. Technological advances and discoveries in medicine are plentiful; yet we are not currently able to attain scar free healing. The Scar Free Foundation continue in their ground breaking research to achieve their mission to provide a world without scars and I fully support their work, along with all of my fellow Ambassadors.