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Ex-RAF Squadron Leader Competes In Invictus Games Trials
Friday 26 July 2019
Ex-RAF squadron leader competes in Invictus Games trials
A former RAF Squadron Leader is fighting back from illness by competing in this year's trials for the Invictus Games.
Antony Morris was medically discharged from the air force in January due to health issues.
But the father-of-two is determined to prove he can “still win” and has vowed not to let chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) hold him back.
Mr Morris, from Stone, said: “The Invictus Games will enable me to get back into an environment of banter, hugs, tears and support from others who know exactly how I feel. I already feel motivated and my mood has lifted so I hope it continues.
“I also want to prove to myself and my family that I can still ‘win’ – not medals, but just the achievement of participating and making them proud of me again.
“I refuse to be defined by my illness.”
Mr Morris was medically discharged from the RAF six years after he suffered a multiple fracture of his humerus - the long bone in the upper arm - on a military riot control training exercise.
He was treated immediately and underwent intensive rehabilitation but then suffered a frozen shoulder and developed CFS.
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