My story of survival from 7/7 to Paralympic success


In 2005, Martine Wright was a marketing manager for a web company, focused on her career. In 2015 she was voted one of the ‘50 Most Powerful Women in British Sport’ by the Independent. In between those dates, her life changed forever when she lost both of her legs in the London tube bombings of 7/7. She was, in fact, the last person to be brought out alive from the atrocities. She lost 80 per cent of her blood, was in a coma for ten days and underwent ten months of surgery. Unbroken is her deeply moving and inspiring account of how she not only survived one of the worst terrorist attacks in British history but turned that trauma and tragedy into hope. 
      Not only did Martine survive her horrific injuries but, having never played sport seriously before, she took up sitting volleyball as part of her rehabilitation and went on to represent Great Britain at the Paralympics in London 2012 – a deeply poignant moment that marked her journey from tragedy to triumph. Since then she has become a national figure: a formidable, powerful, brilliantly funny, hugely engaging heroine who has come back – almost literally – from the dead. Paralympian, Helen Rollason award winner at Sports Personality of the Year 2012, Strictly Come Dancing contestant, charity fundraiser, inspirational public speaker, and so much more, Martine has emerged from unimaginable adversity to change her life, and the lives of those around her for the better.
  • Simon & Schuster UK | 
  • 304 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781471160554 | 
  • July 2017
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Martine Wright

Martine Wright is a popular Paralympic athlete and award-winning public speaker. She lost both of her legs in the 7/7 bomb attacks but went on to play in Great Britain's female seated volleyball team at the Paralympics, 2012. Martine has presented high-profile sporting events on the BBC and Channel 4, including the Paralympics and Invictus Games. She was Channel 4's 'roving reporter' in Rio for the 2016 Paralympics in Brazil. In 2009, she gave birth to a son. She lives with her family in Berkshire and is living testament to how catastrophic life-changes can have positive outcomes.