Martine Wright MBE, 7/7 survivor, lost both legs in the Circle line bombing during the 2005 terrorist attacks in London.
Martine Wright MBE – Speaker ,7/7 Survivor, ParalympianShe considers herself a lucky woman with a whole new life of opportunities. Martine has since rebuilt her life, skydived, earned her pilot’s license, become a wife, become a mother, become captain of the British Paralympic Sitting volleyball team, charity ambassador,mentor to patients, Patron and an inspirational and motivational speaker.
Since competing for Great Britain at the London 2012 Paralympics, Martine has gone on to present high-profile sporting events on the BBC and Channel 4, including the Paralympics and Invictus Games, and was a roving reporter at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio. She is the Helen Rollason award winner at Sports Personality of the Year 2012 and last year was awarded an MBE for her services to sport and work as a role model for amputee athletes.
Now, whilst playing sport, Martine wears her lucky number 7 with pride, transforming what happened into a positive and a clear and meaningful sign of her rehabilitation, and also in memory of those who lost their lives. By coincidence, Martine did her Paralympic training at sports facilities facing the hospitals she spent a year in, furthering her belief that she was always meant to make this remarkable journey.
Martine is now busy sharing her journey from despair to determination to succeed through her motivational talks, and has spoken to audiences in excess of 10,000 at Wembley Arena and the O2. She lives with in Hertfordshire with her husband Nick, son Oscar and Daisy the dog, and is living testament to how catastrophic life-changes can have positive outcomes.