After injury cut short her military career, Rach’s recovery journey took her from the RBL Battle Back Centre, all the way to the Invictus Games in Sydney and The Hague.
Rach joined the RAF in 2007 as a Physical Training Instructor, before retraining as a Medic.
But during a game of rugby she suffered an injury to her hand. What started off as a minor thumb sprain, turned out to be far worse than initially thought.
Eventually Rach was medically discharged from the RAF, with the injury leaving her with little function in her right arm.
I felt like a failure. I didn’t want to take part in sports anymore and I blamed myself for everything.