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Princes William And Harry To Present Awards To Injured Veterans

Prince William and Harry will be presenting the Endeavour Fund awards this evening in London.The project, led by the young royals aims to...

Prince William and Harry will be presenting the Endeavour Fund awards this evening in London.

The project, led by the young royals aims to support wounded, injured and sick Service Personnel and Veterans using sport and challenges as part of their recovery.

Doctors were unable to save Lee Spencer's limb which ended his 22-year career in the military.

During rehab, he decided to dedicate his life to helping others - raising ten of thousands of pounds for charities doing sponsored walks

Then in 2015 he took on the challenge of rowing 3 thousand miles across the Atlantic.

Lee told Forces TV:

"I suppose I'm a bit of a romantic idiot and just saw the good things in it and just saw the adventure"

Supported by the Endeavour Fund, he sailed with 3 ex-servicemen - just three legs between them.

The first all-amputee crew to power their way across the Atlantic, from the Canary Island to Antigua.

And 46 days later they rowed into the record books.

"To actually be given back that pride in what I can achieve physically is almost like getting yourself back, or rediscovering who you were.  You can't really emphasise enough how important that is - that getting back yourself."

Lee's now gearing up for the next challenge  - the first disabled person to row continent to continent.

He says it's an honour to be nominated for an award this evening, that it proves there is life after injury.

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