FORMER soldier Craig Hansen wanted nothing more than to be able to mow his own lawns after being badly wounded while deployed in Afghanistan.
Now, the Linden Park-based Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) SA RSL sub-branch has helped make that a reality for the former sergeant.
In November 2008, Mr Hansen was on patrol in the back of a 4WD armoured army vehicle when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated directly underneath him.
His feet and ankles were crushed, he received nerve damage in his knees and back, broke his arm and suffered a traumatic brain injury.
He has since had 14 operations and procedures and has been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder.
The father of three was medically discharged from the army on November 25 last year.
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