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Joanne Hursey

Jo has been serving with the Army since 1995. She sustained an injury to her left leg which left her with no anterior cruciate ligament in her knee. Diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, she also suffers with depression, anxiety, osteoarthritis and a hearing impairment. Jo was part of the inaugural Invictus Games in 2014 and returns this year to compete in golf, athletics (shot put and discus), swimming and sitting volleyball. She is looking forward to challenging herself thanks to the newfound motivation the Games is giving her. “Although still serving, I can't be the soldier I want to be or indeed once was. Invictus has given me an aim, something to look forward to. I need to look forward and sport is the only way I know I can do this and give 100% in everything I do.”