Mark Bowra, a Lt Col with the Royal Marines, had his life change dramatically when he suffered a stroke. Taking part in the Invictus Games 2016 was a massive achievement for Mark and gave him back a sense of self-worth. Taking part in the Games helped him to feel he was doing something to make his children proud of him again and enabled him to regain a sense of camaraderie as aphasia can be very isolating. It has also helped him realise that there are all sorts of sports that he can still participate in despite severe disability. He is rebuilding his life away from sports too and took part in the X Forces self-employment course, funded by H4H, with the intention of setting up a business providing kit bags to help others with a brain injury begin their own rehab and recovery.