Steve is a Staff Sergeant in the Army and has been serving since 2003. He originally joined the Royal Gibraltar Regiment in 1995 before deciding to reenlist after the war in Iraq began, wanting to his bit for Queen and country again. He was injured in 2009 after being caught up in an IED explosion while serving in Afghanistan. He suffered injuries to his hip, groin and spine, as well as sustaining nerve and tendon damage. He was later diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, partly brought on by years working as an emergency medical technician. Steve has been selected for his first Invictus Games to compete in rowing and swimming, and will also be travelling to Toronto as a reserve for sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball. Being back in a team environment he says is already helping him regain his confidence and giving him a newfound motivation to push himself and improve: “Invictus has made me open up to people and given me a new goal in life. I am leading a healthy and active lifestyle and keeping a close eye on my nutrition in preparation for the Games and beyond.” Steve also hopes to compete in kayaking at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.