I was medically discharged from the British Army for hearing loss. It has taken me 19 years to come to an acceptance that I am out of the Army and I’m now looking forward, rather than back. In the last four years, I have been diagnosed with PTSD and have been receiving support from Walking With The Wounded which has enabled me to get out of the house and feel more comfortable around people.
I have been excited about taking on the round Britain Challenge since I was invited to take part. I have also been getting involved and working as a photographer at various sailing events, including the official photographer for the RS Games in Weymouth. This experience has placed me in a prime position to take on the round Britain Challenge.
I will stay motivated by having to push myself to extreme limits and force myself out of my comfort zone. Due to My hearing loss, my balance has become worse and i am keen to take on challenges, including climbing rigging and generally working at heights.
I would highly recommend that any veteran has the opportunity to take on an adventurous challenge as part of their recovery, I would say jump at it and don’t look back!