Simon Brown's life changed forever in 2006 when he was shot in face saving the lives of six of his colleagues in Iraq. The bullet shattered Simon's skull and took most of his sight. After months of rehabilitation and dozens of operations to rebuild his face Simon now helps young people come to terms with their own loss of sight at Blind Veteran's UK charity in Sheffield. He encourages them to try new activities and take on everyday challenges in order to rebuild their confidence. He is also the face of the British Royal Legion's Poppy Appeal and is about to embark on a 100km trek across the Sahara desert to raise money for other injured soldiers. Simon has not had an easy journey on his road to recovery and has battled with the impact of his injuries. He now uses those experiences to help others overcome their own difficulties and is a true inspiration to his community.