Author(s): Phil Britten
Phil Britten was the 22-year-old captain of the Kingsley Football Club and AFL hopeful, holidaying in Bali with his teammates, when terrorists bombed the Sari Club on October 12, 2002. Although he escaped, Phils injuries were life-threatening, with burns to 60% of his body. Grateful to be alive, Phil began tough physical rehabilition and through sheer determination returned to football just six months later. But the battle was far from over fighting depression and the obstacles of his injuries, Phil entered a dark period. Now, ten years on, he is a professional martial artist, successful business owner, and married with two young sons. Told in his own words, with contributions from his mother, his rescuers and his burns physio, Phils journey of recovery reveals an extraordinary attitude and a life worth living.