Massively inspiring and hugely motivating, Ben McBean is a 31 year old double amputee who survived stepping on a Taliban landmine in 2008 and managed to run the London Marathon just 12 months later. Brought home on the same flight as Prince Harry, Ben’s injuries were so serious; his chances of survival were slim.
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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