New Beginnings: Shot 7 times, Glenn Douglas-Haig drew strength from his ordeal

While celebrating his first night in a brand new home with friends, Glenn Douglas-Haig was met with seven bullets in his body. Three men broke into his brand new house to rob him.

But then he recognised them because they had robbed him before. The men panicked and started shooting.

They were speaking Portuguese and i understood them when they said "they know who we are, we have to kill them.

Glenn Douglas-Haig, author, business coach and inspirational speaker

The first bullet went off and hit the concrete behind my friend's head. I realised they are going to kill us.

Glenn Douglas-Haig, author, business coach and inspirational speaker

Douglas-Haig was shot trying to protect his friends. He says he felt the need to protect them because they have children.

He spent five days unconscious the ICU. He says his mother stayed by his bedside the entire time, whispering in his ear telling him that he has lost his one leg and he should not be surprised when he wakes up.

As i emerged back to consciousness, the first thing i did was to run my hands to my legs and suddenly my right hand ended just before my knee.

Glenn Douglas-Haig, author, business coach and inspirational speaker

That was quite a shock but the emotion came less from having one leg, and more from a mother who did that for me.

Glenn Douglas-Haig, author, business coach and inspirational speaker

After nine months he met the paramedic who responded to the scene and the paramedic burst into tears because he had not thought Douglas-Haigg could possibly have survived the shooting.

After Douglas-Haigg recovered, he was called in to identify his shooters and he says he felt "this deep compassion for them" when he looked into their eyes.

He broke down and cried.

Today, Douglas-Haig is an author, business coach and inspirational speaker.

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