A TEAM of four amputee veterans inspired millions when they rowed across the Atlantic at the end of 2015.Their audacious adventure — which took 46 back-breaking days — saw them cross 3,000 miles of the most treacherous seas on the planet while raising vital funds for charity.All had overcome unimaginable injuries even before they got in the boat, thanks to charity Row2Recovery and find themselves up for the Overcoming Adversity gong.Skipper Cayle Royce, 31, a former Lance Corporal with the Light Dragoons from Dartmouth, Devon, lost both legs above the knee and part of his hand after stepping on a Taliban bomb in 2012.Lee Spencer, 48, a former Royal Marines Colour Sergeant, from Yelverton, Devon, survived Afghanistan only to lose his leg to flying debris on a motorway in Britain after he stopped to help a stranger who had crashed.Nigel Rogoff, 58, from Hereford, a former Flight Sergeant in the RAF, lost a leg when he attempted to parachute into Villa Park football stadium dressed as Santa during Aston Villa’s match against Arsenal in 1998.And Patrick “Paddy” Gallagher, 32, from Wisbech, Cambs, a former Guardsman in the Irish Guards, lost his right leg after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan… Read full this story
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