Since 2010, Help for Heroes has committed £1,032,846 to enable wounded, injured and sick tri-Service personnel and Veterans to participate in fully funded and bespoke secondments with The Prince’s Trust Team programme.
For veteran Tracy, whose life changed completely when she had a heart attack and stroke at just 35 years old, it enabled her to find renewed purpose.
Tracy Worsnop, 37, of Seacroft, Leeds, joined the Army when she was 19 years old because she wanted to be challenged. She ended up completing two tours of Iraq and one of Afghanistan before her life changed completely and a heart attack at 35 left her paralysed down one side.
In 2015, she began suffering abnormal pains whilst based in Germany. She experienced pain in her gullet area and knew something wasn’t right.
“I found it hard to stand up properly. It was difficult to sit down and lie down, the pain was that intense.”
She was soon rushed straight to hospital where she underwent emergency heart surgery when they noticed her ruptured aorta. Within one week of her surgery, she suffered two seizures and a stroke.
“The whole episode left me feeling like someone had just taken the carpet from right beneath my feet; I felt helpless and hopeless, like I had nothing to live for.”
Find out more here: https://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/news/2017/november/princes-trust/