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Sunday Territorian 5 May 2019



Sunday Territorian 5 May 2019


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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24 FRONTIER SUNDAY MAY 5 2019 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 An undefeated hero The Sydney Invictus Games showcased the remarkable determination of our unconquered wounded service men and women as they battled it out in the sporting arena. Prince Harry referred to the healing power of sport as he watched competitors from 18 countries around the world represent the nation for which theyd fought. Yet many of the competitors compelling personal stories have yet to be told. One such competitor was Sonya Newman, a Darwin Army corporal who had her leg amputated as doctors battled to save her life after she contracted a staph infection. Her story has now been told in a new book, Unconquered: Our Wounded which tells the remarkable true stories of Australian and New Zealand men and women who fought and conquered extraordinary challenges from the battlefield to the sporting arena. The veterans of the Army, Navy and Air Force served in campaigns from Somalia to Afghanistan, and share the scars of their service, both apparent and invisible. For these men and women, the Invictus Games provided a further challenge, a chance to test their mettle in the sporting arena and continue to represent their country. Through the power of sport, they have proven that they can overcome the mental and physical trauma inflicted by their service.

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