When Tony suffered life-changing injuries, SSAFA provided him with a specialised wheelchair and supported him and his family.
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Tony Robinson spent four years with the 1st Battalion, The Queens Regiment and is now confined to a wheelchair and lives with PTSD.
Following Tony’s accident which resulted in spinal nerve end damage, he was confined to a wheelchair and relied heavily on his family and 2 young children who became his fulltime carers.
SSAFA supported the Robinson family by sending the children on a short break to have some respite and helped Tony get a special wheelchair which allowed him to become more independant.
Tony said, “Getting a wheelchair for me is a big thing, but being able to help my wife and children (to come to terms with what’s happening, to help them through, to help the children), that’s a major part of it. Things were so bleak, without SSAFA I probably wouldn’t be here today”.
Tony and his family are now dedicated fundraisers. Tony’s partner, Tina, their two children and several dogs, including a medical assistance dog named SSAFA all fundraise for SSAFA.
Tony says, “volunteering for SSAFA gives me something to get up for everyday”.