Episode 12: Caroline Beazley - Unbroken

Mar 18, 2020, 06:01 AM
Episode 12: Caroline Beazley - Unbroken

Caroline was serving with the Royal Military Police in Northern Ireland in 1994, when she was shot four times at close range by the IRA. Caroline’s ill-fitting helmet saved her, but she was still left fighting for her life. Here she bravely shares her story in full.

Show notes:
    ⁃    Joining the Army & the Royal Military Police
    ⁃    Being posted to Germany at 18 years old
    ⁃    Londonderry & Belfast during the troubles
    ⁃    Patrolling as a female RMP in Northern Ireland
    ⁃    Being shot (**TRIGGER WARNING**)
    ⁃    Being saved & life changing injuries
    ⁃    Initial recovery & family reactions
    ⁃    Months in hospital
    ⁃    Returning to work to “just get on with it”
    ⁃    Lack of psychological support
    ⁃    Losing a sense of self & purpose
    ⁃    Medically discharging from the military
    ⁃    PTSD & facial disfigurement
    ⁃    Grieving & surviving
    ⁃    Parenting
    ⁃    Pain management course
    ⁃    Letting go of hate & regret
    ⁃    Networking with other Veterans
    ⁃    Volunteering in Cape Town
    ⁃    Joining the Invictus Game Choir
    ⁃    Recording ‘Unbroken’ with Jon Bon Jovi & Prince Harry
    ⁃    Mental wellness & mindfulness

Episode web links:
    ⁃    Invictus Choir ‘Unbroken’ Charity single: https://invictusgamesfoundation.org/abbey-road-studios-hosts-the-duke-of-sussex-jon-bon-jovi-and-the-invictus-games-choir
    ⁃    Invictus Choir ‘Unbroken’ Charity single t-shirt: https://invictus-games-foundation.teemill.com/product/unbroken-black-t-shirt
    ⁃    The Not Forgotten Association: https://thenotforgotten.org/
    ⁃    Help For Heroes: https://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/
    ⁃    OpSpartan: https://www.facebook.com/opspartan/
    ⁃    Walks with Hawks: http://hawkingforheroes.com/
    ⁃    Horseback UK: https://horseback.org.uk/

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