Francisco Pedraza Osorio was injured in combat while serving with the National Army of Colombia on a hostage rescue mission, he did not lose consciousness upon his recovery but he knew his injuries were extensive.
He was eventually placed in a coma for 15 days and when he awoke he found out that he had lost both his legs and one of his kidneys and he had to begin his recovery journey
Thankfully through the rehabilitation centre he found adaptive sport and Francisco knew that through sport he could improve not only his physical health but mental health and help him find his identity outside the military.
Colombia joining the Invictus Community of Nations has come at an "opportune" moment in Francisco's rehab process as it has given him another goal to work towards and helped him discover a new passion, helping others on their recovery journey.
Francisco has now taken part in an Invictus Endeavour at the AFPST International Competition, multiple Invictus Opportunities and will compete at the Invictus Games Düsseldorff 2023.
He is encouraging all WIS on their recovery journey to reach out and sign up to the We Are Invictus platform as he wants to help improve the lives of all his fellow Colombians.