With the documentary Paragon recently released featuring Andy’s life story, we thought that it was a good opportunity to put the spotlight on one of Fieri’s most popular and charismatic speakers:

Andy Grant has been through a lot in a relatively short period of time. More than most will ever experience or will ever imagine. At 12 years old, Andy lost his mum to leukaemia, leaving him to help his dad bring up his two younger sisters. At 17, Andy decided after a year of A levels, that he needed a different challenge and was drawn into the Royal Marines by a single TV advert.

Andy has pushed the boundaries in track running
Andy has pushed the boundaries in track running

After completing the Royal Marine Commando training, he earned his coveted green beret and served in operation in Iraq and Afghanistan for nearly seven years, before being medically discharged after some very serious injuries in Afghanistan. Andy was blown up, five months into his tour to Afghanistan, which resulted in him spending two weeks in an induced coma and eighteen months in and out of hospital before Andy eventually decided to have his leg amputated for a better quality of life and for control of his future.

Since then, Andy has practiced what he preaches and lives each day like it is his last and certainly has got back the quality of life that he desired. Andy has holds the world record for a single leg amputee running over 10Km, has abseiled Europe’s tallest building, won gold medals in the Invictus Games 2014 and learnt to ski and surf. Andy hopes to break a number of world records and has his eyes set on a few firsts for an amputee. Watch this space…