Invictus Games Walk & Talk
We were lucky to be invited to an Invictus Games Walk & Talk along beautiful Burleigh Beach last week! We walked with Gold Paralympic medallist Curtis McGrath who shared life stories about his travels, his experience in Afghanistan, the Invictus Games & his Paralympic achievements.
The word ‘Invictus’ is Latin for ‘unconquered’ and embodies the fighting spirit of our wounded, injured and ill servicemen and women. On a trip to the Warrior Games in the United States in 2013, The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, saw the positive impact sport could have on the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded, injured and ill servicemen and women. He vowed to take the idea and launched the Invictus Games in 2014.
They have been tested and challenged, but they have not been overcome. They have proven that by embracing each other and the support of family and friends, they can reclaim their future.
Curtis is living proof of this & we were in awe of both his positive attitude to life, and his ability to set and achieve goals with flying colours. We could all learn something from Curtis and the Invictus Games athletes as their spirit is inspirational. One of the key quotes we took from Curtis’ talk was the following:
"You can learn from the past, but you can’t dwell on it.”
It was a gorgeous winter day and a steady 2km walk with a group of around 50 people in attendance; including Channel 9 and Channel 7 (we even made a brief appearance on the local Gold Coast news!) Click here to view the news report.
We can’t wait for the Invictus Games to come to Sydney in October; especially now after learning more about what the games encompass & why they are so important to our servicemen and women.
Thanks to our solicitors Minter Ellison for the invitation! Click here to find out more about the Invictus Games.