Ben Lovell, a UK amputee based in London, found himself in a dark and lonely place following his amputation due to a blood clot in 2017.
“I found once I left the hospital there wasn’t much help. I felt I was left to figure things out myself. I suffered depression, anxiety and ptsd as a result.”
Ben also noticed that when on holiday, he tends to get stared at a lot, which – and that goes for anyone – doesn’t feel overly welcoming. He then founded AmpCamp: a retreat and fitness camp for amputees based in Tenerife.
“The camps are about putting amputees and their partners around people who understand the journey.”