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Ex-Spice Girls bodyguard from Essex beats disability thanks to sports styled TGA mobility scooter
Sean Russell, 46 from Clacton-on-Sea, is a retired Close Protection Specialist who has rebuilt his life after suffering a serious Road Traffic Accident thanks to a cutting-edge, TGA Vita S mobility scooter.
Sean was thoroughly enjoying his career in security when in 2007 he was tragically involved in a serious Road Traffic Accident. He was knocked off his moped by a motorist that resulted in Sean suffering substantial injuries as he was catapulted over 10m along the road. The following two years involved Sean undergoing several operations to reconstruct one of his legs and he was only the second person in the UK to receive a pioneering ankle transplant. Since 2009, Sean has focused on rehabilitation at home and adapting his lifestyle to living with restricted mobility. As walking is so difficult for Sean, a recent major breakthrough in terms of outdoor independence has been the provision of a new type of sporty mobility scooter through the Motability scheme (http://www.motability.co.uk/
Sean comments: "Back in July 2007, I was involved in a very bad accident on my bike resulting in my right leg, from the knee down, having to be completely rebuilt. I had extensive work done to my ankle and leg that involved insertion of titanium scaffolding and several skin grafts. Thank goodness the surgeons where able to save my leg and for that, I will be eternally grateful. The road to recovery has been a long one, but I can honestly say taking ownership of my new sporty TGA Vita Sport (http://www.tgamobility.co.uk/
The TGA Vita S is unlike any other mobility scooter available today with dramatic styling and revolutionary suspension that was developed in the motorcycle industry. It has black alloys, LED high visibility lights and sports leather bucket seat. Daniel Stone, TGA Managing Director concluded: "Once again it makes the TGA team and I so proud to hear how one of our leading products has dramatically improved an individual's life. As Sean had such an active and interesting career as a bodyguard before his terrible accident, we fully admire his resolve and determination to rebuild his life. We are glad our Vita S mobility scooter has so positively assisted Sean with this rehabilitation. As with all our valued customers, we will continue to support him now and in the future with impeccable service, advice and after-sales care."