Alex Dewar

A Warrant officer in the British Army, 38-year-old Alex Dewar’s brain haemorrhage proved to be a significant life-changing event, greatly affecting Alex and his family: “For several months I couldn’t remember even my own name or what day it was, I have had to learn myself all over again, my capabilities and my limits, and accept my disabilities. It has taken enormous courage and determination to push through my recovery, it would have been a lot easier to just throw the towel in. Sport has been my only solace.” Following his experience at the first Invictus camp, the Ripon-based sportsman says: “It was most definitely the first time in two years I felt accepted. The uplift in mood and positive energy did not go unnoticed at home. I felt part of a team, thoroughly respected, and for once felt I could achieve something again. Being part of the UK team improves my mental wellbeing and helps me focus on what I can do - not what I can no longer do.”