“My situation and circumstances don’t define my life, what defines my life is the meaning I have chosen to attach to what happened to me and to the positive lessons I’ve learned along the way.”
Mark has been prominently featured both in national and local media on BBC, ITV, Plymouth Live and most recently on the American network CNN.
Mark works with a number of UK based military & non-military charities, but his main focus is raising money and awareness for the charity REORG who he became a Trustee for in 2020.
Mark is an ambassador for a number of organisations he feels passionate about, you can find out more by clicking on the "About Mark" tab at the top of the screen.
Mark Ormrod was a 'gravel belly', a 'bootneck' marine who loved being in the heart of the action when things kicked off, and he relished the prospect of a tour of duty in Afghanistan. And then the unthinkable happened. In one heartstopping moment Mark's life was brutally shattered when a landmine tore off both his legs and his right arm. The catastrophic injuries he sustained and the shocking truth behind the doctors' battle to save him are all described in graphic detail in this remarkable memoir. So too is the story of how, on the brink of despair, Mark began the greatest battle of his life - to walk again and, using state-of-the-art 'bionic' legs, to stand shoulder to shoulder with his comrades to receive his campaign medal.
Award Winning Author
Told with brutal honesty, Man Down is a moving, action-packed account of courage and comradeship, of life on the frontline and the terrible legacy of war. It is a story of true grit you will never forget.
Mark is now a mentor to other above knee amputees and an ambassador for the world’s leading prosthetics provider Dream Team Prosthetics.
Mark offers a range of keynote speeches that leave his audiences inspired and motivated to better both their personal and professional lives regardless of difficulties and set backs.
We teach the art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu to those who have serious, life-altering injuries, or who are suffering from PTSD and depression.