RAF Squadron Leader Sherry has endured three abdominal surgeries and one carpal tunnel operation over the last two years, as well as battling her ongoing PTSD. She hit rock bottom in October 2018 and would frequently suffer from flashbacks, nightmares, intrusions and body memories. Competing at the Invictus Games is the next step in her recovery; it will afford Sherry the opportunity to develop her sense of self-respect and regain focus.
The 40-year-old said: “Having withdrawn from everything I loved as a consequence of PTSD, I want to put myself out there. To compete on the world stage, to represent my country, service and branch would be a dream come true and a unique lifetime experience. I would like my family and friends to be proud of me, to know I have done everything in my power to manage my pain and overcome PTSD, to get on top of it so I own the condition and it doesn’t rule my life.”