London Bombing Survivor
Martine Wright MBE is a Paralympian and an inspirational speaker who lost her legs during the 7/7 London Bombings.
The 2005 London Bombings were a series of coordinated suicide attacks targeting civilians on public transport during the morning rush hour on 7th July 2005.
As a result of the 7/7 attacks, fifty-two people lost their lives, and over 700 received injuries.
For the British public, those two days were among the most shocking in recent history. Although devastating for Martine, it provided a springboard for new opportunities, goals and a new life.
During rehabilitation, she married, gave birth, learned to ski, undertook a parachute jump and even learned to fly solo.
Looking for a new sport, Martine took part in a ‘have a go’ session for Sitting Volleyball.
Martine Wright took to the sport and, as a result, progressed through the rankings. She made her Team GB debut in the 2010 Kent International against the Paralympic Champions – China.
Following the 7/7 bombings and the long, arduous process of rebuilding her life, the next exciting chapter came when she was selected to play in the Team GB Sitting Volleyball team at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
It was the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics that gave her life new shape and her days meaning. For everybody in Britain, those two days were among the strangest and most shocking in recent history for Martine Wright MBE it provided a spring board for new opportunities and goals and a new life!
In these challenging times her story of positivity and resilience is ever more powerful.
Martine Wright is a survivor of the never to be forgotten day in 2005 when terror hit the streets of London. As 52 people lost their lives in a series of attacks across London, she was the last survivor pulled from the train in Aldgate, losing her legs, and very nearly her life.
The events of 7/7 are one bookend of her life in which her remarkable fight for recovery and rehabilitation culminated in becoming a Team GB Paralympian, appearing at London 2012.
In tribute to those that died that day Martine chose to wear the number 7 team shirt and will share with you how she developed and adopted her mantra of the ‘Power of 7’ to provide resilience, positivity, structure and new purpose into her much-changed world.
Her compelling story of survival to sporting success and her easy and refreshingly honest approach will provide inspiration and clear key messages to all who take part in Martine’s presentation:
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