Prince Harry is the founder of the Invictus Games. He used the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women.
The Invictus Games London 2014 was held from the 10th - 14th September in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. There were over 400 competitors from 13 different nations worldwide, and I was one of them competing in the 50m freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke swimming events at the London Aquatics Centre.
The Invictus Games Orlando 2016 is currently under way from the 8th - 12th May at the ESPN World Wide of Sports Complex. If would be great if you would support and honour the competitors by showing them I AM here for you as you were there for me by sharing a picture and using the below hashtags on Instagram. By doing so, your photo entry will be highlighted on their website and could be featured during the Invictus Games 2016 Opening Ceremony!
In the articles, video and interview below you'll get a feel for what being a competitor at the Invictus Games meant to me as a cancer and mental health survivor. Still to this day, words don't do the feelings justice, but epic comes in a pretty close second.
Meeting HRH Prince Harry & Prince William, Duke of Cambridge were obvious highlights, equally so was meeting and making life long friends with my generation of veterans from various different countries.
Next, on the calendar is the Invictus Games Toronto 2017. My plan, for now, is to work towards and hopefully, qualify for the powerlifting event. It would be nice to return for yet another Invictus Games.
Before I wrap up this post, I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all the Invictus Games competitors the very best of luck in your chosen event.