Former Lance Corporal Gary Callier started off his Invictus journey isolated from his family and friends and life. He said he had forgotten how to engage with others and felt “worthless, useless, anxious, bitter, depressed and totally dependent on others”.
Invictus has given him something to work towards, a focus and a goal to reach.
Gary’s son was born during his Invictus journey and the Covid pandemic, which has been a challenge.
"The postponement of the games has had a detrimental effect on both my mental and physical health. It's been very difficult to find the motivation to start training again with uncertainty over the games going ahead."
Now back on track, the 39 year old from Cambridge says “Being selected for Team UK for The Hague 2020 will be the perfect way in which to continue my journey to recovery.
“I believe that my journey includes helping others with theirs. I can once again feel that my family and friends have something to be proud of me for, they can see how much I need this process and I do it for them as much as myself. I still have some way to go, both physically and psychologically but I know that with the support of people around me I can do it, something I couldn’t say before.”