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Captain Emma Kadziolka

ADF Service: Joined the Army in 2013 as a Nursing Officer. I served in Iraq in 2015.

Age: 28

Hometown: Hobart, Tasmania

Current Town: Gordon Park, Queensland

Competing in: Athletics and indoor rowing.

Emma Kadziolka

What is the Nature of your injury or illness?

I have an inoperable brain tumour.

What role has sport played in your rehabilitation?

My diagnosis is only recent. I am hoping by putting myself forward for this opportunity, sport will play a large part in maintaining my mental health and physical fitness enabling me to deal with the inevitable, eventual health decline.

What is your greatest achievement to date?

Receiving my commission into the Army and completing undergraduate and postgraduate university study.

Why did you apply for the Invictus Games?

Being diagnosed with cancer at my age had a negative impact on my mental health. I wanted to be a part of the Invictus Games team to help me stay focused on maintaining a healthy mind and body. Working towards a competitive goal will assist in building resilience to enable me to deal with the eventual health impacts of my diagnosis.