Good Luck Alex!
With his express permission, ACT for Yorkshire Ltd. Is proud to announce that one of our clients has been selected to represent Great Britain in this year’s Invictus Games. Former Warrant Officer, Alex Dewar, was medically discharged from the army in April 2018 following a brain haemorrhage in 2015. This was a life changing event for him and for his young family and they still struggle with the impact it has had on their day to day lives. It has been our pleasure to work with Alex and to provide ongoing treatment for the aphasia (communication difficulties) that he now has.
Alex will be heading to Sydney, Australia for the Games in October and will compete in cycling and swimming events. He has found sport to be of great benefit to both his physical and mental well-being; allowing him to focus on what he can still do, rather on his difficulties. As all the participants in the games are ex-military personnel with a wide variety of disabilities, he also feels buoyed by the support and camaraderie of his team mates. Alex hopes that his communications abilities will improve enough for him to seek employment; possibly within sports coaching or personal training.
We wish Alex all the very best for his training in the run up to the Games and look forward to cheering him on when he competes in October.