Weʼve raised £695 to fund an INVICTUS GAMES 2018 athlete to afford the equipment required to compete in his events
- Richmond, UK
- Funded on Saturday, 20th October 2018
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My name is Scott McNeice. I am a serving soldier in the Queen Alexandra Royal Army Nursing Corps, and in November 2017 I had my leg amputated.
This was necessary after a service related injury was operated on and went wrong, leaving me wheelchair bound, in constant burning pain and with no feeling in my foot.
2017 was a year of hospital appointments, 12 operations, medication that has resulted in periods of memory loss, and massive upheaval both mentally and physically for myself and my family, culminating in the loss of my leg in November last year.
The week prior to my amputation, the Invictus games was on in Toronto. As I watched, I made a vow to myself that I would not let my injuries define me, and that I would prove to all the nay-sayers wrong, show them what I am capable of - what we ALL are capable of if we put our minds to it.
8months on and I have achieved my goal. I have been selected for the Invictus Games 2018. There have been setbacks, frustration and lot of determination, but I couldn't be more proud of how far I have already come.
This is where you come in. As part of Team GB we are required to have our own kit and equipment and as you are aware disability is expensive, disability sport is no different. I have been chosen for 6 sports - wheelchair rugby, wheelchair racing, sitting volleyball, archery, swimming and hand-cycling. I have been so kindly been lent chairs and a hand bike, but there is a lot of extraneous equipment necessary that I will need to buy myself. This includes arrows, a target, swimming goggles, gloves (different ones for different sports), helmets, cases to travel my equipemt in... the list goes on.
Please help me to perform to the best of my ability out in Australia, help me do my country proud.
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Oct 14, 2018
Good luck Scott & Caitlin! (And thanks for your help this morning Caitlin x)
Oct 12, 2018
Best of Luck with the games Scott
Sep 16, 2018
Good luck and all the best! Leanne & Gregor
Sep 4, 2018
Good luck team Scott and Caitlin! Love following your progress Scott. Good luck, now go smash it!!
Sep 2, 2018
The money Alan raise whilst running the 69 mile route of The wall. We hope it helps you on your way :) All the best. Wendy & Alan
Jul 11, 2018
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