Army veteran Lamin Manneh was left fighting for his life after stepping on an improvised explosive device while deployed in Afghanistan. After surviving his injury Lamin, now a triple amputee, has landed a new job with remote security monitoring company Visual Verification.
His new position as a security monitor marks his first employment since being discharged from the army.
“Life can throw challenges at you and it certainly did with me,” said Lamin. “However, I believe everything brings its own opportunities, and I was determined to make the most of the new future I faced.”
This fighting spirit helped Lamin to win a Bronze Medal at the Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida earlier this year. Lamin was also a part of Nick Knowles’ DIY SoS team, helping to transform an abandoned street in North Manchester into a veterans’ village, now known as Veterans’ Street.
“My whole life has been about aiming to be the best I can, and having a job is no different,” Lamin continued. “Many people have supported me when times have been tough, so owe it to them and my family to achieve all that I can.”
Mark Rooke, general manager at Visual Verification, said, “In the short time he’s been with us, he has impressed with his abilities and really positive attitude. He’s a great team player and we are delighted to have him at Visual Verification.”