What if your life was turned upside down due to wounding, injury or illness? When any life plan suddenly becomes obsolete?
During his research at the Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces) rehabilitation centre, Tom Fiedler meets a medic, Nadja, and a paratrooper, Murat. He accompanies them to physiotherapy, talks to therapists, doctors, relatives and their friends. The author struggles with his own fears and prejudices, but he endeavours to sensitively documents the relationship between body and mind, the importance of friendship - and the power of sport.
The Invictus Games are an international sporting event and create a space for inclusion and diversity. "Invictus" means "undefeated". The term also embodies the motivation of the participating women and men to gain a new place in life and not to be defined by a trauma they have suffered.
A picture story book inspired by the INVICTUS GAMES 2023.
They say it takes a village to raise a child. I think it takes a village to recover from injury and illness.
Kerrie Tessier | INVICTUS GAMES The Hague 2020