Stephen is a bilateral below knee amputee. He was the victim of a major road traffic accident in Australia in 2008, he has gone on to use walking prostheses, running prostheses, swimming prostheses, driving a car, riding a motorbike, cycling and has pushed and developed a small amputee user group into a local award winning charity.
Stephen is now the first and only UK bilateral trans-tibial amputee to have life changing Osseointegration surgery which fixes the prosthetics directly to his skeleton giving him greater range in movement less restrictions as an amputee.
Stephen has created a non-profit Community Interest Company called Amputation, Inspiration and Motivation CIC (AIM) along with Andy Reid and Jackie Palmer, inspiring and motivating people of all walks of life through inspirational and motivational presentations. Stephen also runs a small property business and has founded a charity (Amputation Foundation).
Amputation, Inspiration and Motivation CIC (AIM).
Andy and Stephen met in October 2010 in Auckland sky tower as they were both there for different reasons and both only in Auckland city for the one day. On meeting each other they soon realised they lived only 10 minutes drive away from each other back home in England, since then they have become good friends and met regularly to discuss how they can make a difference to people like themselves that haven’t gained the experience, knowledge and life skills that they have.
AIM came from combining the skills of both Andy and Stephen to provide a service that is uniquely given by amputees to amputees, making this the most effective way of inspiring and motivating amputees to make the most of their future.
AIM has grown to become one of the best support networks in the United Kingdom for amputees, providing regular meetings, trips, home and hospital visits, personal development courses, training and volunteering opportunities.