Prince Harry Makes Good on His Heartwarming Promise to Donate an Invictus Games Medal to Papworth Hospital
After veteran US Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Marks won a gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle at the Invictus Games this year, she asked Prince Harry, the founder of the international multisport event, to personally donate it to the hospital staff who nursed her back to health two years ago in England. The 25-year-old veteran overcame bilateral hip injuries during her time in Iraq, only to find herself the victim of a lung condition so serious that she had to go on life support for two weeks, and she credits everyone at Cambridge's Papworth Hospital for her speedy recovery. Harry was happy to oblige Elizabeth's wishes and had a big smile on his face as he hand-delivered the medal to the medical staff at the hospital on Wednesday.
While at Papworth, the sporty royal chatted with her former doctors about Elizabeth's time at the hospital, where she reportedly had only a 35 percent chance of living. "From all of us, it's just a huge, huge thank you to all of you," Harry told the doctors, after posing for a few photos with the medal. See Harry's heartwarming afternoon at the hospital below, and then check out his hilarious experience at Splash Mountain!