Nor­folk’s other In­vic­tus stars

EDP Norfolk - - INTERVIEW -

Naomi Adie, of Holme Hale, near Swaffham, will be com­pet­ing in ath­let­ics. She served in the RAF and said leav­ing the job she loved and cop­ing with her in­juries had been dif­fi­cult. “It has taken a lot of grit and de­ter­mi­na­tion to get where I am to­day,” said 38-year-old Naomi. “I have set my­self a goal and thrown my­self in; not just for me but for my daugh­ter, so she can see mummy achieve some­thing de­spite my phys­i­cal lim­i­ta­tions. I want her to see the per­son, not the dis­abil­ity or in­jury and this jour­ney is help­ing with that.”

An­drew Tay­lor of Nor­wich will be com­pet­ing in ath­let­ics, sail­ing and pow­er­lift­ing. He was in the Army when he was in­jured and said find­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and sports that he could par­tic­i­pate in had been chal­leng­ing but train­ing for the games had helped his men­tal and phys­i­cal health, with the chance to rep­re­sent his coun­try again “the ic­ing on the cake.”

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