Sophie SinnottIn 2010 Sophie Sinnott’s partner Luke was badly injured when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan. Now married with children, Sophie shares the fears she had as Luke endured amputations and a medically induced coma, and her pride at his resilience and achievements since his recovery. Hear how Help for Heroes' Bands of Brothers and Sisters have supported them both.
Sophie Sinnott – Film 1Sophie Sinnott met her husband Luke when he was still a civilian, so when he decided to join army, Sophie was not happy. On his first tour of Afghanistan with the Royal Engineers, Luke was injured. Watch as Sophie recalls visiting Hedley Court and her shock at how many military personnel were injured.
Sophie Sinnott – Film 2Sophie Sinnott's partner Luke was injured in Afghanistan. 27 hours later he had been repatriated. Both of Luke's legs were amputated, his arms were in a bad way and he had suffered damaged lungs. Listen as Sophie recalls how Luke was placed into an induced coma for two weeks whilst doctors tried to save him, and why she agreed for Luke to be involved with a pioneering treatment.
Sophie Sinnott – Film 3Sophie Sinnott's husband Luke was recovering from being severely injured by an IED whilst serving in Afghanistan, and determined to be able to look after himself. Watch as Sophie recalls Luke's time in rehabilitation, and how Help for Heroes' quick reaction fund helped convert their home to give Luke his independence.
Sophie Sinnott – Film 4Sophie Sinnott's partner Luke was seriously injured in 2010, but he was determined to stand when they got married in 2011. This led to infection and more time in hospital. Whilst there, someone from Help for Heroes visited Luke and put the couple in touch with the Bands of Brothers and Sisters. Listen to Sophie pay tribute to her husband who has endured 5 years of corrective surgery but lives with a positive attitude and determination to succeed and be as normal as possible.
Sophie Sinnott – Film 5Sophie Sinnott's husband Luke knew his military career was over as a result of the injuries he had sustained in an IED blast, but he didn't leave the army until all of his surgeries had finished and he had received the sockets he wanted and the rehab he required. Luke went to his son's school to talk about his injuries. This made school life easier for his son as his dad had already answered the questions that his classmates wanted to ask. Watch as Sophie describes their life now, as Luke is in training for the Paralympics and involved with 'Flying for Freedom'.
Sophie Sinnott – Film 6Sophie Sinnott's husband Luke continues to push himself physically through sports and interests. The worry that he will really hurt himself taking part in these events constantly hangs over her. Listen as Sophie shares her pride in what Luke has achieved and how he strives to inspire others.
In 2010 Sophie Sinnott’s partner Luke was badly injured when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan.
Now married with children, Sophie shares the fears she had as Luke endured amputations and a medically induced coma, and her pride at his resilience and achievements since his recovery.
Hear how Help for Heroes’ Bands of Brothers and Sisters have supported them both.