A WAR hero who lost his leg fighting in Afghanistan is now able to enjoy playing football with his son after becoming one of the first ex-servicemen in Scotland to get a revolutionary bionic leg.
Dad-of-two David Sneddon was shot by Taliban fighters whilst on patrol with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland.
He spent nearly two-and-a-half years undergoing a series of surgical procedures and endured two failed knee replacements before opting for elective amputation.
David learned how to walk again with a standard prosthetic limb before being discharged from the Army in June this year.
Now the 36-year-old Kingsfield Golf Centre employee has been fitted with a state-of-the-art micro-processor limb worth £35,000.
“When I first got it, I couldn’t adapt to it and was struggling massively because it was different to the one I had,” he said. “It took about three or four months of persevering with it.”
“I’m so glad I did. I don’t have to think about walking, I can just do it now. It comes as naturally to me as to anyone else.’’