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Jonathon Harvey

Categories: Invictus Games 2017 Athletes

Former RAF Sergeant Jonathon Harvey is set to represent in the archery competition at the 2017 Games. Jonathon, who was born and still lives in Belfast, said: A matter of months ago I was on the verge of suicide with seemingly no way out. I had no plans for a future and a family who felt a million miles away. PTSD had taken over my life and a new diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome was taking a real toll. “With help from the service charities, my friends and family and, more poignantly, the realisation that I had to help myself, I started to put a plan into place to climb out of the hole I found myself in. I took up archery enrolled on a college course and gave myself a focus of qualifying for and competing at the Invictus Games. Quite frankly the difference the last few months has made to my life is phenomenal in all respects. I have started to plan for the future. I'm finding enjoyment in activity, spending quality time with my young family and, for the first time in a long time, having a little faith in myself that I can make a successful future for me and my family.”

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