Royal Navy Veteran, Nick Richardson, followed in his Grandfather’s footsteps to live a life at sea. Signing up in 1989, he served all around the world.
Medically discharged in 2012, due to degenerative osteoarthritis and chronic pain, Nick was left to navigate his transition to civilian life alone: “It was a dark time and the lowest I’ve ever been, both physically and mentally. I had to leave a challenging and rewarding career and learn to live with a debilitating illness – all whilst having a family to support.” Then, Nick encountered Help for Heroes and began to discover hope: “They helped me discover what my future would look like. I received help to adapt my house, so it can become accessible once more. I was also introduced to another charity to receive treatment for my chronic pain… something I wouldn’t have received through the NHS. I’m really, really grateful for that.” Remember the sacrifices of the past century and proudly support our wounded, injured and sick today and for the next 100 years.
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