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Jamie Tanner

ADF Service: Joined the Army in 2001 as an Infantry solider. I served in East Timor in 2004, Iraq in 2006 and Afghanistan in 2007 and 2010 before discharging in 2011.

Age: 34

Hometown: Lismore, New South Wales

Current Town: Ballina, New South Wales

Competing in: Wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis and wheelchair rugby

Jamie Tanner

What is the Nature of your injury or illness?

I suffer from numerous musculoskeletal injuries and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of my deployments.

What role has sport played in your rehabilitation?

I competed in the 2016 Invictus Games and it has been extremely beneficial to my recovery. It has provided me with an opportunity to play sport again.

The training has helped my fitness increase which has also improved my PTSD related issues. It has given me a goal to work towards and a purpose.

What is your greatest achievement to date?

Recognising that I needed help to manage my PTSD and going and getting help. This was one of the most difficult things I have ever had to do.

Why did you apply for the Invictus Games?

I wanted to be involved in an event where there are people from all over the world that face similar issues. It is a huge honour to be able to represent my country at a large scale international sporting event such as the Invictus Games.

My goal for the games is to push as hard as I can and give everything. To me this is more important to me than winning or losing.