Sean Russell, 48 from Clacton-on-Sea, is a retired Close Protection Specialist whose life was saved by Essex Air Ambulance following a serious Road Traffic Accident. Despite his disabilities, Sean can now continue his fundraising for the Air Ambulance through ownership of a new limited edition TGA Breeze S4 mobility scooter.
Before his accident Sean was a successful international bodyguard responsible for protecting high-profile clients such as the Spice Girls and King Hussein of Jordan. In 2007 he was unfortunately knocked off his moped at speed and sustained serious injuries, especially to his legs. He was rescued by the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) team on board the Essex Air Ambulance who were able to save his life. Since that horrific day, Sean has been able to demonstrate his gratitude through volunteering and fundraising for the charity.
Sean has undergone several operations to reconstruct his legs, including a pioneering ankle transplant, and continues to rebuild his life to this day. Nevertheless walking is extremely difficult hence the need for a mobility scooter to remain independent and mobile. Sean regularly organises merchandise sales, presentations and air show events for Essex Air Ambulance – all easier now with the help of a mobility scooter made famous on BBC’s Top Gear. Read more……