In Today’s episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with Corie Mapp.
He lost both legs in 2010 in an ambush in Afghanistan, while serving in The Household Cavalry. Today his only concern is to give something back, to inspire others. With roots in Barbados, Corrie excels at sport – he has played disabled cricket for Hampshire, was part of the Paralympic bobsleigh team – and it’s been a key part of his physical and mental recovery.
When he’s back home in Swindon, he helps at the Royal Legion centre – assisting other veterans.
He is a hero who is fiercely competitive…but a man who judges success not in medals, but rather in being an example to others.
“If we sit at home, pile loads of weight on and feel sorry for ourselves, things go downhill. Sport helps me stay fit and competitive, and keeps me mentally sharp. Sport has been incredibly important for me, and for everyone competing in these Games. I desperately needed something to focus on during rehab. Sport fills a gap in my life that the Army had left.” Continue reading “Mind Set Game #56: Don’t exist, live with Corie Mapp”
In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with John Register. John won the Paralympic silver medal just 6 years after having his left leg amputated. A world-class athlete who qualified for two Olympic Trials, and a prospect for Army Officer School, John was on the successful career path.
The injury temporarily halted his career until he found his new normal. He qualified for two Paralympic Games and won the Paralympic Long Jump Silver Medal in Sydney, Australia while setting the American record in the process.
He founded the United States Olympic Committee Paralympic Military Sports Program which shows wounded, ill, and injured veterans how to use sport as a tool for their rehabilitation. Continue reading “Mind Set Game #54: Explore the unknown unknowns with John Register”
In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with Brett Parks.
Brett is hopeful of competing at the 2020 Paralympics Games in Tokyo, Japan. However, before starting on his Paralympic Journey, Brett didn’t expect to face death when he went to meet a client for his personal training business. But when he heard someone yell for help, he ran to stop a robbery and got shot in the process. The bullet destroyed several inches of his inferior vena cava, the largest vein in the body, which is critical to bring blood to the heart.
He was rushed to the UF Health Jacksonville Trauma Center, where he would lose more than double the average person’s blood volume in the hours that followed. He later lost a kidney, part of his colon and part of his leg. But against all the odds, he survived and became known as the “Miracle Man.” Continue reading “Mind Set Game #49: Miracle Man with Brett Parks”
In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game podcast, I sat down with Rhy Jones.
In 2012, after only 3 years of taking part competitively, Rhys was selected to represent Great Britain for the first time at the London 2012 Paralympics and become a British Paralympic sprinter. In 2013, he was selected to represent Great Britain once again at the IPC World Championships in Lyon, France. In 2014, Rhys was selected to represent Wales at the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow and Great Britain at the IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea. More recently, he has competed at Rio 2016 and at the IPC World Championships in London this year (2017). Continue reading “Mind Set Game #46: Rhondda to Rio with Rhys Jones”
In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game podcast, I sat down with Ayaz Bhuta.
Ayaz is a member of the British wheelchair rugby aka murderball and a recent member of ParalympicsGB in Rio 2016. Continue reading “Mind Set Game #43: AKA Jason Robinson of wheelchair rugby with Ayaz Bhuta”