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David Morris

David Morris joined the RAF in 2000. He was involved in an incident while serving as a Survival Equipment Specialist which led to a diagnosis of severe PTSD. His life changed and he gave up on everything including his main passion, his horse Doris.

David said: “I was scared of my own shadow and worried to the point of not wanting to leave my house. I felt cut off and didn’t really know how to get through it. My brother, a serving officer in the RAF, signed me up for the Invictus Games. I attended the Sportsfest in Nottingham and it made me realise that I was capable of more than what I had been doing. It brought my confidence back and started changing me back to the person I was. Through this incredible experience with Help for Heroes and Invictus, I have achieved things that I never thought possible, including being back in the saddle and competing again. Getting to represent the UK is something I never thought possible. My recovery has been down to a great team of people and determination from myself. I have managed to find “Me” again and actually live!”