A Royal Engineer who served 22 years in the British Army and suffered traumatic injuries while serving in Afghanistan in 2011 is competing at the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada after a particularly difficult year.
Kevin Kell is a father of one who tragically lost his wife to cancer in 2016. He spent two weeks in intensive care overcoming pneumonia after having a brain tumour successfully removed in June. Kevin said:
“Everybody’s got different types of injuries and what they do to actually get to this point in time is brilliant. The standard of golf is very high.”
Golf has provided Kev with a release from stress and helped him gain in confidence. He hopes that by competing in Toronto he will inspire his young daughter. He told Help For Heroes:
“I want her to know no matter what life throws about you, you can rise above it.”
Forces Radio BFBS’ Hal Stewart watched Kevin’s 18 holes around St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Toronto before gathering his post-game thoughts which you can hear above.