The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) forum had a royal guest—Prince Harry, patron of the Invictus Games, the international adaptive sports competition for military and veterans living with serious wounds, injuries and illness.
The Invictus Games, he said, help “reignite qualities worn down by months and often years of fighting” to find a purpose, reconnect with family, get fit again, and in some cases, stay alive.
“The Games not only change lives,” said Harry, “but save lives. And now that’s backed by high-quality research.”
Some of that research was among the nearly 200 presentations made at the 2017 CIMVHR forum, held in tandem with the third Invictus Games in Toronto in September.
The Games can be a transformative experience for competitors, sa...