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Paul Hartley

Paul 'Midge' Hartley, 51, lives with a form of Spastic Paraplegia, a rare degenerative condition that causes serious lower limb weakness, muscle stiffness and involuntary spasms, which severely impact his mobility. The former Flight Sergeant, based in Cambridge, said taking part in the Invictus Games will allow him to recapture his identity and better prepare him to face any difficulties in the future.

 

He said: “I am fully committed to continuing my personal recovery journey beyond the 2020 Invictus Games as I have found the whole process uplifting highly beneficial. I am keen to continue my involvement for as long as my condition allows, which includes attending the training camps provided through the Help for Heroes Sports Recovery programme.”