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Shannon Stewart

ADF Service: I joined the Australian Army in 2010 and was medically discharged in 2018. I deployed to Afghanistan with the 2nd Cavalry Regiment.

Age: 42

Home town: Pendle Hill, New South Wales

Current town: Townsville, Queensland

Competing in: Archery, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby

Shannon Stewart

What is the nature of your injury or illness?

My injuries are service related post-traumatic stress and physical injuries.

What role has sport played in your rehabilitation?

Sport has enabled me to be a part of a team environment again. It has giving me the will to live and to get out of bed on my bad days.

What is your greatest achievement to date?

Competing in and winning a medal in the wheelchair rugby at the 2019 Warrior Games for Australia.

Why did you apply for the Invictus Games?

Invictus Games The Hague 2020 in is the next step in my rehabilitation journey.

What will “winning” look like for you at these games?

It isn't about winning. It is the opportunity to compete against fellow veterans, give 100 per cent effort and once again represent my country overseas.

The person I most admire is...

My family and friends who have been there for me through my dark times and have made me a better person.