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sport, leisure and travel SARAH WATSON PRIVATE DANIELLE CLOSE ADF Service: Joined the Army in ADF Service: Joined 1997. I completed officer training the Army in 2014 as an at the Australian Defence Force Intelligence Analyst. Academy and the Royal Military Competing in: Athletics College before graduating as an Intelligence Officer. I served in Iraq in 2006/07 before discharging and indoor rowing. What is the nature of in 2015. I currently live in Aix-en- your injury or illness? I Provence, France, accompanying my have Relapsing Remitting husband on a posting with the Army. Multiple Sclerosis. Competing in: Cycling, swimming, indoor rowing and What role has sport athletics. played in your What is the nature of your injury or illness? I suffer from over time due to the nature of my condition. I have always Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and major depressive disorder following my deployment to Iraq. rehabilitation? It’s likely that I am only going to get worse used sport as an outlet and it’s my way of showing my body and the people around me that I’m not defined by What role has sport played in your rehabilitation? Sport my illness or the stigma associated with it. and fitness has been crucial in my recovery. I have used Why did you apply for the Invictus Games? I wanted to sport to manage my condition and help maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle. Why did you apply for the Invictus Games? Sport is challenge the stigma associated with Multiple Sclerosis and the restrictions people automatically put on you when they hear abou