Ex-Spice Girls bodyguard from Essex beats disability thanks to sports styled TGA mobility scooter
Sean Russell, 46 from Clacton-on-Sea, is a retired Close Protection Specialist who has rebuilt his life after suffering a serious Road Traffic Accident thanks to a cutting-edge, TGA Vita S mobility scooter.
Sean worked in the bodyguard and security sector for over 20 years. He was responsible for protecting many wealthy and well-known individuals that ranged from the late King Hussein of Jordan to the Spice Girls Pop group. During the peak of Spice Girls fame, Sean was responsible for close protection when they were on tour and guarding their accommodation in a multitude of prestigious hotels. At one such location, Sean had to decline access to all visitors including a persistent David Beckham who attempted several times, to gain entry to see his girlfriend at that time - Victoria Adams.
Sean was thoroughly enjoying his career in security when in 2007 he was tragically involved in a serious Road Traffic Accident. He was knocked off his moped by a motorist that resulted in Sean suffering substantial injuries as he was catapulted over 10m along the road. The following two years involved Sean undergoing several operations to reconstruct one of his legs and he was only the second person in the UK to receive a pioneering ankle transplant. Since 2009, Sean has focused on rehabilitation at home and adapting his lifestyle to living with restricted mobility. As walking is so difficult for Sean, a recent major breakthrough in terms of outdoor independence has been the provision of a new type of sporty mobility scooter through the Motability scheme the Vita S from TGA. This scooter has literally changed Sean's life and allowed him to spend time outdoors and in Clacton with his wife and 15-year-old daughter. Read more...
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