Army medic who lost both legs in Afghanistan bomb blast defies doctors to become father of baby girl

Army medic who feared bomb blast had taken away fatherhood hopes as well as his legs has baby girl Doctors feared he might not survive his injuries and needed two years of treatment “We consider ourselves lucky”, family man says Against all odds: Simon defied doctors who said he might never be able to have children An Army medic who lost both legs in Afghanistan and feared he might never have children has become a father for the first time. Sergeant Simon Harmer, 35, suffered horrific injuries after stepping on a makeshift bomb while on patrol in Afghanistan. Doctors feared he might not survive but the serviceman proved them wrong and he and his wife Marisa are now the delighted parents of a little girl