I owe my life to thousands of people, says JJ, who presented the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio on Channel 4. From the medics learn the facts here Bonuses now who put me back together the physios who showed me what my body would be capable of to the little old lady in Dundee who baked a cake to help raise money for Headley Court to take care of me. JJs incredible story of courage and recovery is one of thousands of soldiers and civilians who have been treated at the RCDM. Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Phil Harris Phil Harris They include bronze medallist Dave Henson, who lost both his legs in February 2011 after he stood on an IED in Helmand province, and Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafsai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban as she campaigned for education for women. The unique centre, which will be honoured with a special Pride of Birmingham award on Thursday, is integrated in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Military and NHS medics work alongside each other to treat casualties from conflict. Often, patients will be flown into the hospital with injuries never seen before, and the team must think on their feet to take the best course of treatment. Aston Villa superfan won’t let life stop him in his tracks Over the years they have pioneered new techniques and treatments for patients with bomb blast injuries that are now widely used across the NHS. Professor Sir Keith Porter, clinical lead for major trauma at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, explains that skills developed in the life-or-death moments in the aftermath of an attack can lead to new treatments used for generations. Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Drew Angerer/Getty Images The munitions have got more complex and the Taliban are much more effective in injuring people, he explains. In August 2010, we would have wounded soldiers landing night after night.
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