Jonny Ball Is Out of the Darkness And Tackling the Challenge of Ride London-Essex

May 24, 2024
5 Min read
Beyond The Games

For Jonny Ball, sport has transformed his life after suffering a severe leg injury five years ago and is now out of the darkness and fully embracing an active lifestyle.

Jonny injured his leg in a motorcycle accident in 2019, nearly losing that leg and requiring him to go through years of rehabilitative procedures and physiotherapy.

He was selected to be a member of Team Uk at the Invictus Games Düsseldorf 2023 and said that performing at the Games was one of the greatest moments of his entire life.

Utilising sport as a core part of his recovery, Jonny joined the We Are Invictus platform to continue accessing sporting opportunities Beyond the Games and to stay connected with the wider Invictus Community of Nations.

“After participating at the Invictus Games Düsseldorf 2023, I was introduced to the We Are Invictus app, and the reality that there are so many global opportunities for wounded, injured and sick members of the armed forces community. Being reunited with the Invictus family was a real privilege,” he said.

He has now set his sights on Ride London as his next big challenge and is motivated by his young daughter, who is learning to ride a bike.

The Invictus community is within my bones. Once you’re part of this global movement for change, it’s with you for life."

Jonny Ball

Member of the We Are Invictus Community

“Cycling events like RideLondon-Essex gives me a goal and that carries over into everyday life. I benefit, and my family does too”

“It’s also a chance to show the community what you can overcome, even if it might seem a challenge,” he said.

Wednesday, May 22 marked the five-year anniversary of his accident, but Jonny is only looking forward and said that “the Invictus community is within my bones. Once you’re part of this global movement for change, it’s with you for life.”

Jonny is encouraging other members of the wounded, injured or sick service community who were in a similar situation to him, to join the We Are Invictus community and avail of the activities offered.

“You need not be conquered,” Jonny said.

If you are a member of the international wounded, injured or sick service community, you can join the We Are Invictus platform here.

If you would like to support the work of the Invictus Games Foundation, you can donate to our cause here.

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