Simon Weston considers himself a lucky man. He was aboard the HMS Sir Galahad during the Falklands conflict of 1982, when it was destroyed by Argentinian Exocet missile. Simon suffered 46% burns to his body.
Gary Skyner considers himself a lucky man. He was the second of 466 Thalidomide children born in Great Britain. Dubbed “monster babies” by their medical staff, none were expected to survive to maturity.
Why are they Lucky? …They Survived.
Sometimes moving, sometimes hilarious but always inspiring, Simon & Gary will deliver their extraordinary story to inspire and motivate, and will then lead a very frank Q&A session with delegates to help them achieve their goals.
Simon Weston O.B.E is a veteran of the 1982 Falklands Conflict, and was aboard The H.M.S Sir Galahad when it was destroyed by an Argentinean Exocet missile. Simon suffered 46% burns to his body.Simon’s message is one of single-minded determination, to not only accept what is, but to turn that into your advantage. Simons own career clearly demonstrates how a positive mental attitude can achieve your business goals.
Gary Skyner was the second born of 466 thalidomide children born in the U.K. In his remarkable life, Gary has continually proved that ambition can over come disability and has become a pilot, comedian, speaker and trainer.
Para-Legal, pilot, FA Class 1 coach, welder, stand up comedian and dad, Gary Skyner defies expectations of what can be achieved.
Gary has also put his indefatigable spirit to effective use to highlight issues on behalf of several disabled causes, including winning a landmark legal case