Massively inspiring and hugely motivating, 30 year old Ben McBean is a double amputee who has miraculously managed to recover from stepping on a Taliban landmine in 2008 to running the London Marathon within 12 months of losing his limbs. And he ran it again in 2010 without realising he had a stress fracture in his stump.
A TV natural he has presented a strand for the BBC’s The One Show and featured in the two part documentary `War Torn Warriors` during which he overcame massive hurdles to trek to Everest Base Camp. He also appears regularly on Newsbeat, LBC, Sky News and ITN news to name but a few discussing a variety of topics including motivation, disability, Afghanistan, motivating young people, treatment of injured veterans and being positive.
A prolific speaker he receives standing ovations every time with his massively motivating speeches. They are superbly presented and he inspires everyone he meets with his determined approach to a life without his left arm and lower right leg (and numerous other injuries).
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Ben McBean is a truly astonishing young man. He survived stepping on a Taliban landmine in 2008 and sustained injuries so serious his chances of survival were slim. But he did survive and he has accomplished some amazing remarkable achievements including investing his government compensation of £300,000 so wisely he now has an impressive property portfolio.
Brought was brought home on the same flight as Prince Harry, who hailed him a hero, Ben had had to have his left arm and right leg amputated, Despite these horrific injuries Ben managed to remain focused and the biggest part of Ben’s rehabilitation was his resilience. It still is.
“I’m alive, aren’t I? I’m the same person. I’m just missing two limbs, which I lost fighting for my country. How can I complain about that?”
Massively motivating his inspirational speeches are about endurance, adventure, the importance of living life to the full, living with a disability, amputation, property development, setting up a restaurant, being positive and enjoying being alive. He receives glowing testimonials and receives standing ovations every time. His story is one of great courage and determination.
Ben has run two London Marathons, completed The UK’s 3 Peak Challenge and climbed to Everest Base camp. He is a judge for The Millies with Prince Charles, Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson and Footballer Frank Lampard, and is a regular contributor to the British Media.
Clients include Chelsea FC, Lloyds Bank, JP Morgan, Ernest & Young, Babcock International, Eden Finance, CG5, Barclay Wealth, CitiGroup, Vodafone, AKQA, Ogilvy PR, AITO, Cambridge City Council, Reading University, Hil-Ron and National Enterprise Challenge