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Charmaine Healy

Army Veteran Charmaine Healy was medically discharged in 2014 as an amputee after serving her country for 12 years. She said: The main focus of my recovery journey is for my mental health. I suffer with PTSD which has led to anxiety and depression. Since I have started training for the Invictus Games I have had a goal to focus on. It has given me a reason to look forward instead of focusing on the past. It has given me drive and a reason for getting up in the morning, and gives me back a sense of camaraderie I miss after leaving the Army.”  Charmaine hopes to represent the UK team in powerlifting, wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball, and hopes to undertake a coaching course after the Games. “Being able to represent my country would be the greatest achievement, and an honour to be amongst truly inspirational athletes. It will give me a huge sense of pride.”