secured for his son through the MIB was part of a legacy Jamie remains grateful for.
“I wasn’t getting help elsewhere in the system but my father was determined and I am very glad he did it. The MIB sent someone up to see me, asked what I wanted to do with my life – I told them I wanted to do falconry – and helped me go about it,” he said.
After assessing Jamie for rehabilitation needs the MIB set him up with a car, enabled him to move into a suitable flat closer to his home town and helped him secure a job in falconry at an outdoor activity centre.
Jamie took over the falconry business three years ago and, now 30, uses his birds at the Turnberry Falconry Centre for displays, education, parties and even weddings.
But with the compensation claim only now in its final stages – the other party was finally traced and taken to court but not pinned down for the offence – the MIB has continued to provide support.
“They have helped me here and there, such as whenever I have needed new parts for my leg,” Jamie said.
“I don’t know what I would have done without them.”