LCpl Luke Reeson

Corporal Luke Reeson suffered gunshot wounds to both legs whilst serving on operations with the Army. He struggles with muscle loss and nerve damage in both legs on a daily basis as well as having permanent fractures in both major bones in his left leg which makes walking challenging. His speed in the swimming pool, however, often leaves competitors lagging behind. The 2014 Invictus Games gave him his first taste of competitive sport and he has since been making waves on the international stage, with an aim of being selected for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Luke said: “My recovery journey has been long and challenging. One of the only things that has got me through it and continues to give me hope and something to strive for is sport.  The Invictus Games gives me an opportunity to meet and help other soldiers and veterans that are early on in their personal recovery and help them through my own experiences.”