Former Royal Signals Corporal Mark (Dot) Perkins, proud Cornishman who is currently living in Cardiff, is using the Invictus Games to improve his overall wellbeing and inspire those he works with that there is still life and success after injury. “Invictus has given me focus to look after my injuries and physical wellbeing, and I guess most importantly, myself in general. After four years of intensive rehab I just lost my way, putting on weight and becoming more deconditioned and no motivation .” This Army veteran who was discharged in 2005 now works as a civil servant rehabilitating injured soldiers. But Mark struggled to follow his own advice until the Invictus Games came along. “I have struggled previously to practice what I preach until last year where I set myself a goal to be selected and compete in the 2017 Invictus Games. Now, having accomplished this first goal I have become inspired to continue and hopefully offer support to other injured veterans to follow this path.