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Jane Moore, Journalist and TV Presenter

Josh Boggi is a life-affirming force of nature who should be prescribed on the NHS as an antidote to everyday woes.

He always wanted to be a soldier, but on New Year's Eve, 2010, that dream was over after he stepped on an IED during his third tour of Afghanistan - resulting in the amputation of both legs and his right arm.

“I had to accept that my life had changed,” he says. “Now, I’ll settle for just being me.”

Fortunately, 'me' is a life-affirming 'can do' character who's a fantastically loyal friend, a devoted new husband and an amazing dad to his six-year-old son.

Unfortunately, he's very loud, has a penchant for really bad jokes and tends to fall over a lot - particularly after a couple of Kopparberg mixed fruit ciders.

Oh, and he doesn't seem to understand the concept of the word 'no.'

Consequently, he's an inspiration to everyone who has the privilege of knowing him.

No legs? No problem. He clips on his "life-changing" Genium prosthetic legs and just gets on with life - be it taking part in the Invictus Games, cycling hundreds of miles to raise funds for others in need or training for the 2020 Paralympics.

‘Triple’ Josh, as he’s known to his friends, has taken the most challenging of circumstances and turned them - and himself - in to a force for good. 

I’m proud to call him my friend (even if he is rude to me most of the time!)

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