A double amputee war hero who fell in love with the nurse who helped save his life now has another little reason to be cheerful.
Scot Davie Birrell fell in love with Mary Parkinson after his legs were blown off in Afghanistan, report the Daily Record.
Dad-of-four Davie said his life was transformed after meeting Mary – one of the team who helped him.
In fact he says his biggest achievement in life was getting the 37-year-old to say 'yes' to his advances.
Now Mary has given birth to a son, who the couple called Ethan Richard Alan on Monday
Former Black Watch solder and Daily Record Our Forces hero Davie said: “Mary has done an amazing job.
"We are so in love and I am so proud of her. Ethan was born on March 18 and he’s such a wee bundle of joy.”
The tot weighed in at 6lb 14oz at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
Davie has already become the first amputee driver to race against able-bodied contestants in an unadapted car.
He also aims to become the first double amputee driver at the world famous Le Mans race.
The veteran – who calls himself Davie No Legs on social media – said: “I’m off work until next week and will get to spend some time with Mary and my new son. He has been very good and has only cried once.
“We are still planning to get married but that’s been put on hold because Ethan made an appearance.”
Mary was one of the nurses at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary who helped Davie when he was injured.
He said his biggest achievement was wooing Mary – and getting her to say “yes”.
He added: “She was there for me when I first got injured. We were both with other people at that time but we met again in October last year when we were both single and hit it off.
“It’s funny to think that she used to look after me and here we are getting married. Mary is so happy. We haven’t set a date.”
Dad-of-four Davie said his life was transformed after meeting Mary, 37, from Abbey St Bathans in the Borders.
The 33-year-old, from Methil, Fife, said: “She has definitely turned my life around.
“I’ve stopped smoking, I’m now working. Things are really on the up. My life has really opened up and I’m ploughing ahead with my racing career.”
The Daily Record revealed last year that Davie’s bid to make history in the 24-hour Le Mans endurance event in France had hit the skids.
He needs to raise money to compete after a US businessman pulled £75,000 of backing.
In 2017, Davie also offered his support to double amputee Formula 4 star Billy Monger, telling him “don’t think your life is over”.
He offered the words of inspiration after 17-year-old Billy was forced to undergo a double amputation following a high-speed crash at Donnington Park in Derby.
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