Veteran, Athlete, Explorer and Keynote Speaker Ben Gallagher suffered life changing injuries in 2019 whilst serving in the British Army. He was involved in an incident whilst on active duty where he was shot numerous times and received blast/fragmentation injuries to his upper torso and both arms, without a doubt his body armour saved his life.
Ben went through a long period of recovery including months of rehabilitation but resilience, optimism and determination are qualities that highlight his consistent drive to succeed.
He now shares his experiences of dealing with complex trauma and overcoming adversity before going on to achieve world first and record breaking challenges. Ben is an advocate of mental health having suffered mental illness and been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He is an outdoors enthusiast that enjoys testing himself both mentally and physically through sports, tough endurance events and outdoor expeditions.
“In life we experience adversity and struggle. It is through difficult times that we learn the most important lessons and build resilience!”
Ben is both proud and privileged to be an ambassador for or sponsored by many great companies.