A Billingborough man has been inspired to pursue a career in medicine by the care he received after a motorcycle accident.
Edward Moore, 21, suffered serious leg injuries in the crash four years ago and would go on to need a number of operations and skin grafts.
When the accident happened, Edward was a keen rugby player at college and had hopes of building a career in sport. Now, however, he is back at college with ambitions to work in medical science.
“The motorbike accident was a terrible thing to happen, but it actually re-focussed my mind and made me seriously think about the medical profession as a career,” said Edward, a student at New College Stamford. “The care and treatment I received was incredible and it has actually inspired me to get involved and follow that route. I want to give something back and make a difference to someone’s life and I think I can do that by going to medical school to work in research.”
Edward is studying A-Levels in biology, physics and geography, while working part-time in retail. He hopes to gain a place at university next year with the aim of eventually working as a virologist, researching viruses.
Marilyn Rawson, the college’s learning and standards manager, said: “Edward has been through a great deal, but is using his experiences of the medical profession to drive him towards a career in research, which is wonderful to see.”