What we do / Our Stories / Jennifer Yarwood

Jennifer Yarwood

Categories: Invictus Games 2017 Athletes

Jennifer Yarwood served as a Lance Corporal with the British Army. She has a spinal cord injury which led to feelings of frustration and being unable to be strong enough to remain part of her team at work, despite battling to keep her career. She has also been diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Jennifer will compete in swimming and powerlifting at the 2017 Invictus Games. Jennifer said: “When I learnt there was a possibility I could be part of the Invictus Games, I could not believe how lucky I was that I would potentially have the opportunity to be part of something which not only is an amazing cause but it would change my life. It will show me that I can be that valued member of the team again and I can stand there in front of many people and believe in myself that I am strong and I can do it.”

Explore more stories