Frank Gardner: What does it mean to suddenly become disabled? - BBC
In June 2004, BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner was shot six times by al-Qaeda gunmen whilst reporting on growing terrorist activity in Saudi Arabia. The bullets damaged his spinal nerves – at the age of 43, Frank was left partially paralysed and has used a wheelchair ever since. Sixteen years on, Frank has never fully got used to being disabled. In this deeply personal film, he talks candidly about the effects his injuries have had on his life, work, relationships and the way he views himself. Disarmingly honest about revealing the ongoing physical indignities that have resulted from the attack, Frank nevertheless finds talking about his emotional responses more difficult.
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