A former British Army corporal is to become a new brand ambassador for Stiltz and its range of home lifts.
Josh Boggi, who bought a wheelchair-friendly Stiltz Trio Home Lift in 2015, will act as a spokesperson for the domestic lift manufacturer and represent the business at both trade and consumer events.
Boggi served in Afghanistan and was injured in a bomb blast in 2010 which resulted in him losing both of his legs and his right arm. He was later fitted with life-changing prosthetic limbs and is now a professional sportsman.
Boggi, whose motto is ‘Life Goes On’, was presented with the Overcoming Adversity award by cycling legend Sir Bradley Wiggins as part of The Sun newspaper’s Annual Military Awards in 2013 after cycling 420 miles on a hand bike from Paris to London to raise money for injured comrades.
One year later, he represented the United Kingdom Armed Forces Team in the first-ever Invictus Games in London – an international Paralympic-style, multi-sport event devised by Prince Harry for wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel. Boggi won bronze in cycling. At the 2016 Invictus Games, he won two gold medals and two silver medals in cycling and indoor rowing.
Boggi is currently training for the Race Across America (RAAM) in June this year – which has been dubbed the world’s most grueling bicycle race – where he as well as seven others will represent the Help for Heroes Cycling team. Racers must cycle 3,089 miles across 12 states and climb over 180,000 vertical feet.
Boggi said: “I am delighted to have become a brand ambassador for Stiltz Lifts. Having been a Stiltz customer for more than two years, I know how impressive their home lift products are.
“My Stiltz Home Lift has made a huge difference to my life. It means if I take my prosthetic legs off, I don’t have to climb up the stairs which makes life much simpler and easier. I wanted my home to look as normal as possible and my domestic lift is really stylish and doesn’t look like a disabled lift.
“My Stiltz Lift tucks discreetly into the corner; it is a brilliant product and worth every penny – and you can’t put a price on quality of life. When Stiltz approached me about becoming their ambassador, it was an easy decision for me to say yes.”
Yola Mealing, marketing manager for Stiltz Lifts, said: “Josh is a remarkable person and an inspiration to us all. He has an incredible story to share and we are delighted that he has accepted the role of brand ambassador with the company.
“There are still many people in a similar situation to Josh who might be unaware that compact and attractive home lifts are available. We are hoping Josh can help us raise awareness so our lifts can improve the lives of many others too.”