Ryan Hewitt

Ryan Hewitt served in the British Army and was injured in 2010: “Following my injury I spent over three and a half years at DMRC Headley Court undergoing rehabilitation for injuries sustained on operations. As part of my recovery I participated in the Help for Heroes Portsmouth to Paris Bike Ride 2011, the Wounded Warrior Project Bike Ride USA 2011, and I attempted Team True Spirit Iron Man Event 2011 (Bolton). At that stage I felt my recovery was going well.” However, when the 26-year-old was medically discharged in 2013, he: “Became isolated, disengaged and unable to function normally. I stopped using my Prosthetic Legs and became wheelchair bound.” After attending an adaptive sports taster day and watching the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Ryan decided to join a local wheelchair basketball team: “This has given me confidence drive and passion – it has improved my overall mental health and well-being. I have been training to take part in the Invictus Games for nearly two years and having the ability to attend these games really will help my ongoing recovery.”