Please help a veteran like Ronnie rebuild his life
In 1991, Ronnie Martin was on night patrol in Belize when a drug dealer shot him twice. The first bullet shattered his leg. The second lodged in his heart. No one thought Ronnie would survive.
A life destroyed
That bullet may not have killed Ronnie but it completely devastated his life. Left with permanent, life-changing injuries, Ronnie had to leave his life in the Army behind.
Battling pain and disability
Ronnie’s life became a daily battle against pain, flashbacks and increasing disability. His injured leg constantly buckled meaning he frequently fell and couldn’t even get into the bath. Yet this proud old soldier struggled on alone for over a decade.
At Ronnie’s side
When Poppyscotland heard about Ronnie’s situation, gifts from people like you enabled us to offer him the support he urgently needed and deserved.
As well as offering Ronnie much-needed emotional support, we funded a wheelchair friendly bathroom so he could continue to live with independence and dignity. Now Ronnie can look to the future with renewed hope.
Please be there for more brave veterans like Ronnie
Ronnie is far from the only veteran to come home with life-changing physical and mental wounds. Right now, there are brave ex-Servicemen and ex-Servicewomen in Scotland struggling to cope with trauma, pain and disability who need your help.
“I thought I’d be a military man for the rest of my life but that all changed when I was shot. I was left with permanent injuries and had to give up the life I loved. I assumed there’d be no help for an old soldier like me until I met the team at Poppyscotland. I know there are many more veterans who desperately need help. They may be haunted by what they saw in combat or struggling with a life-changing injury. Your gift today can make sure Poppyscotland is there to help them rebuild too.” Ronnie
How your gift could help a brave veteran like Ronnie
£10 could offer a traumatised veteran an hour of counselling to help them cope with their combat experiences.
£20 could offer an injured veteran a simple walking aid so they can move around more safely and freely.
£30 could help adapt a home, widening doorways and fitting a wheel-chair accessible bathroom, so a veteran like Ronnie can live with independence and dignity.
If you’re a veteran in need of advice or support, please click here.