Corporal Seamus Donaghue
Corporal Donaghue deployed to Iraq in 2005 and 2007, Timor-Leste in 2008 and Afghanistan in 2010.
It was in Afghanistan that Corporal Donaghue was wounded during an engagement with insurgents, sustaining a gunshot wound to his right thigh, resulting in a shattered femur and nerve damage to his leg.
Currently posted to the Soldier Recovery Centre in Brisbane, his rehabilitation has been ongoing for more than 24 months and has been a challenging and humbling experience.
Corporal Donaghue believes the expedition will raise awareness of the sacrifices made by all physically and mentally wounded soldiers and acknowledge their ongoing efforts in regaining health, wellbeing and quality of life.
“When the possibility of participating in the expedition came up, I thought it was a great way to recognise the people who have supported me throughout my rehabilitation,” he said.
“I am proud to be involved and am pleased to be able to contribute to a really good cause.”