After serving in the military for 13 years, Simon Brown’s life changed in an instant. In 2006, Simon was on a rescue mission and had just succeeded in rescuing six fellow soldiers who were stranded when their vehicle broke down. When the group tried to escape, a sniper punched Simon in the face. He miraculously survived but remained partially blind. He left the army and underwent at least 25 surgeries. His cheekbones and nose were reconstructed, his jaw broken and reshaped, and he was fitted with an eye prosthesis.
Meanwhile, a five-year-old girl named Temperance Pattinson, aka Tempe, has grown up with soldiers and war heroes. She started volunteering to help veterans since she was three years old!
Enter Help for Heroes, a wonderful organization that provides support to people who have suffered cuts, diseases and injuries while serving in the British Armed Forces. Tempe has always dreamed of meeting a real soldier. So, as part of his “Face It Together” campaign, Simon and Tempe met in person for intimacy and face-to-face movement.