The real Heroes behind XTREME, The Fragrance for Men.
37 year old father of two, Major McCulley from Hampshire was injured by an Improvised Explosive Device in Afghanistan in May, 2011. After three weeks in a medically-induced coma, he started rehab but needed major surgery in August, 2012. As a result of that procedure, he lost 80% of his right lung but surgeons also removed 15 pieces of shrapnel from his chest cavity. Steve is one of the founding ambassadors of Help for Heroes and now runs his own bike company.
30 year old Dan Richards from Somerset, a Trumpeter in The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, was in a near fatal motorbike accident just after being deployed from Afghanistan. Dan lost his right arm and shoulder, suffered two broken ankles and a smashed left arm. Fully rehabilitated, Dan now works as a driver for Capstar Chauffeurs set up by two ex-Army officers. Dan eventually wants to become a school teacher.
30 year old Lance Corporal Smith from Staffordshire stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device in October 2010 while he was serving in Afghanistan and lost both of his legs. With the support of Help for Heroes, Clive has found rehabilitation through sport. Keeping active is hugely important to Clive who cycles 15 miles a day and has taken part in the Invictus Games as well as the Help for Heroes Big Battlefield Bike Ride from Belgium to London over 7 days to help raise money for the charity.
27 year old Rifleman Corbin Mackin from Plymouth served in Helmand Province six years ago alongside his brother Travis, a Marine, who was tragically killed by an Improvised Explosive Device. Corbin struggled to come to terms with what happened, left the Army and was later diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Corbin is now a British Gas service and repair engineer who loves doing adrenalin related adventure sports.
Watch out for Corbin on the Ninja Warrior games on television later this year.
28 year old Karl Hinett from Dudley was serving with the Staffordshire Regiment in Iraq when the tank he was in was petrol bombed resulting in burns to 37 per cent of his body. He was flown to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, where he began his recovery that included 50 operations over five years. Karl is an ambassador for Help for Heroes and is on a mission to complete 200 marathons by the time he is 30 to raise money for charity. As a motivational speaker, Karl likes to help others facing adversity.