#191: Former Royal Marine Commando And Triple Amputee On Pushing Through Adversity


Mark Ormrod MBE spent years as a member of the world’s most elite fighting force: The Royal Marines. His decade-long military career included brutal training that pushed him physically and mentally to the brink. Mark had a horrific accident where he lost his legs and right arm in an explosion in Afghanistan during his second tour. In this week’s episode, we explore Mark’s experience joining the military and his 10+ years as a Royal Marine, plus we dive into the biggest defining point of his life – when he stepped on an IED and almost died. Mark found hope and fulfilment after this traumatic period, and after speaking with him, I left the conversation feeling inspired by Mark’s cheerful outlook on life. I know you will love this guy as much as I do!

Show Notes

04:06 Why Mark joined the military

11:40 Commando training

17:33 Mark’s first tour

20:20 Leaving the military

26:50 Re-entering the military

31:51 The Taliban

33:30 Second deployment

39:15 Stepping on an IED

42:10 Mark’s mental state during the accident

49:00 Mark’s rescue attempt

51:53 Waking up after a coma

56:00 Emotions of losing his arm and both legs

01:01:02 Rehab

01:04:50 Helping others

01:10:18 Invictus games

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