Tears of a hero: The heartwarming moment Invictus competitors comfort a veteran whose PTSD was triggered by a helicopter flying overhead
Daily Mail Australia
October 23, 2018
- A heartwarming moment at the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney has left spectators in tears
- Paul Guest, who suffers from PTSD became visibly upset during his wheelchair tennis match on Monday
- The 54-year-old Navy serviceman was frightened by a helicopter flying overhead and became upset
- Guest, who was comforted by his Dutch teammate Edwin Vermetten, was injured serving in Northern Ireland
Paul Guest (left) was so overcome with emotion he was unable to play and needed to be comforted by Dutch teammate Edwin Vermetten (right), who realised he was suffering
The touching moment an Invictus Games competitor comforted a fellow veteran suffering from PTSD has left spectators in tears.
British mine warfare specialist Paul Guest was visibly shaken when a helicopter flew by during his wheelchair tennis doubles match at Sydney Olympic Park on Monday.
The 54-year-old, who was injured serving during The Troubles in Northern Ireland, was so overcome with emotion he was unable to play and needed to be comforted by Dutch teammate Edwin Vermetten, who realised he was suffering.