Ian’s Story – Digby Brown

Firefighter, Ian McDonald was taking part in a training exercise in March 2014 when his hand was pierced by a high-pressure jet of hydraulic fluid.

He had 40 operations after the toxic liquid destroyed the tissue in his right hand but after a four-year battle doctors were forced to amputate.

This film tells the story of how the amputation impacted Ian’s life and the part Digby Brown played in his recovery.

We also made a film about the incredible Scott Sutherland who suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of a hit and run for Digby Brown – ‘Scott’s Story‘.


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