Posted by Aston Avery

7/7 survivor and Paralympian Martine Wright MBE backs new children’s book

Almost 17 years ago, Martine Wright experienced life changing injuries when she lost both legs in the 7/7 terrorist attacks in London. Since then, she has become a Paralympian, earned a pilot’s license, and become a mother.

Today, new research released by Fletchers Solicitors has found that over a third (38%) of parents to primary school aged children avoid talking to their little ones about topics linked to injury and illness. These include: bereavement, loss of a limb, mental health, serious injury, medication, hospitals, physical disabilities and sickness.

Children’s book ‘Bracky Builds a New Den’ helps children make sense of the world around them when a parent or carer experiences a serious injury in an age-appropriate way.

Aston spoke to Martine Wright MBE, 7/7 survivor and Paralympian.

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