to create a kind of Olympics events for military personnel
and veterans who have limitations
through injuries that were attributed to service life.
And it was a huge success, an absolute huge success
and I was a great fan of it right from the very first time
I heard about it, months before it was gonna happen.
And I couldn't wait to see it on the TV
and it didn't disappoint.
I think the whole world was watching
and it was such a huge event
that I couldn't wait to see it on the TV the next couple
of years and each time, myself and my wife
have been huge fans of it
and it's been a highlight of the year.
So, I watched these people on there
and saw them all as heroes,
giving something for the country
and now having to go through life
with certain limitations
but with a smile on their face
and I thought that looks amazing
and hearing all of their stories was great.
I would never have applied
because I didn't think I was worthy.
Yet my wife sat there, right there
and she got the laptop out
and without me knowing she sent an email
to Help for Heroes saying I think this could help my husband
and a few weeks later she had an email back saying
Greg would like to see him
and she had to admit to me that she'd applied.
And I won't lie, I was very cross at first
because I thought I could never be around these people
with limbs missing and these amputees
and people in wheelchairs and things like that
because I would feel like a fraud
because PTSD is a hidden wound.
However, I got nagged enough
and we went down to the first introduction sports fest
it was called
and I absolutely loved it.
I fell in love with it
and the people, they were so lovely,
even the amputees talking to those
that were saying, I feel sorry for you
because you've got PTSD.
I'm glad I haven't got that.
I thought wow, I've been accepted by these people
with some horrific injuries.
But then it also spurred me on
because I thought if they can do it,
and if they can go through life
with two legs and an arm missing
and do it with a smile on their face
and be confident, then surely I can overcome this PTSD
and learn to live with it.
And it kind of snowballed from there
and eventually after the trials,
I was accepted and went took Cindy
and William with the friends and family package
to Sydney where we competed.