Triple amputee war veteran writes autobiography

Corporal Andy Reid
Corporal Andy Reid
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WAR hero Andy Reid has launched his autobiography.

The triple amputee, who nearly lost his life in a bomb blast on an Afghan battlefield, unveiled his inspirational autobiography, Standing Tall, in a book launch at Langtree Park.

The 36-year-old’s life story doesn’t just hinge on “the moment that changed everything” either.

He tells how much of the inspiration to come to terms with his life-changing injuries came from his mother, who lost a leg in an accident when he was young.

Since the 2009 bomb blast, Andy, of Windle, has not only taught himself to walk again but has got married, become a father for the first time, met numerous celebrities and embarked on a new career as a motivational speaker.

He and wife Claire even made a guest appearance on the BBC Two show Hairy Bikers Everyday Gourmets a fortnight ago.

Standing Tall is available to buy now on the Amazon website.

It features a line on the cover which reads: “The Taliban nearly killed me ... but they couldn’t take away my fighting spirit. This is my inspirational story.”