This is a heart warming story of horrible tragedy turned to pure joy.
Meet the man; the heroic double amputee with heart of a lion and legs of steel.
Prince Harry's hero the Blade runner Dave Henson will be going for gold in the Rio Paralympics.
But he is a man already blessed with the greatest prizes of his life – the loyalty of the woman who remained devoted to him after he lost both legs on the battlefield, and their miracle baby. Horrific life altering injuries left him in a state of utter despair. He didn't want to burden anyone else with his forever changed life.
He offered her a way out. As a double amputee, the former Army bomb disposal expert offered his university sweetheart Hayley her freedom, unwilling to see her bound to him by guilt or pity.
She refused, later accepting a Christmas Day fireside proposal of marriage. Now, thanks to sperm rescued from Henson as military surgeons battled to save him, the couple are parents to 18-month-old daughter Emily Rose.
Happy family. Both mother and daughter will be watching him sprint for Britain in Rio 2016 paralymics next week – flying the flag for the country to which he has already given so much. And while he remains a deeply private man, he reveals his gratitude by admitting he would not have made such a stunning recovery without them.
Only such love and devotion can raise beauty and hope out of ashes of pain.