Mandeep Rai

From Ashford

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Mandeep was shot in the leg whilst out on patrol in Helmand Province in May 2010. The bullet fractured his right tibia. Since being evacuated back to the UK for treatment Mandeep has undergone months of intensive physiotherapy to enable him to use his leg again. Thanks to the doctors and his own perseverance Mandeep did not have to have his leg amputated and can now use it as he once did, if only for short periods of time. The injury has left him with compartment syndrome. Mandeep is married and wanted to live in Ashford in order that he could be close to the hospital for further treatment and be near to other friends from the Gurkhas who have settled in the town. By using his Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and insurance payouts Mandeep has been able to become a shared owner in a lovely family home.