On Friday 13th September 2002 Philip survived a near fatal motorcycle accident on the North York Moors that left him with devastating injuries, a right leg below the knee amputee and post traumatic stress. He published his first collection of poetry, ‘Heart on the Mountain’, as an Ebook in 2012 and in paperback in 2013 where it has garnered five star reviews.
Philip speaks on the lived experience of surviving significant trauma, recovery and rehabilitation. He works as a Facilitator, Mentor and Simulated Patient at the University of Leeds Institute of Medical Education and as a Faculty Associate at the Centre for Innovation in Health Management (CIHM), Leeds University Business School. When not engaged in speaking or his work with the University of Leeds Philip runs a fly fishing guide service from his base in Yorkshire, you can visit his website here.
‘Dream your life, live your dreams.’ Philip Sheridan
On the 10th anniversary of his accident Philip set himself the challenge to run the Dales Way long distance trail, over 80 miles / 130km in three days, raising over £2000 for the charities, Martin House Children’s Hospice, Mind, Combat Stress, and Survival International.
In December 2013 he had the honour and privilege to travel down to Westminster, London to receive the Award for Inspiration at the national Limbless Association Prosthetic and Orthotic Awards.
‘Without the dedicated work of the medical professionals who saved my life and enabled my rehabilitation nor the unstinting love and support of my family, friends and colleagues I could not have made the immense journey of recovery I had to undertake. I dedicate this award to you.’ – Philip Sheridan