Inspiring and supporting young people seriously injured through sport

TIM FARR

I was 21 when in 2004 I broke my back in a skiing accident on my university ski trip out in Les Deux alps. In a split second by going too fast into a jump and over shooting the landing, my life changed forever. As I landed I sat back and the shock went straight up my spine and shattered my L1 vertebrae. I knew straight away that I had done something bad just not quite sure at the time what it was. I was taken straight to Grenoble hospital where they told me that ‘I would never walk again’ At that point I didn’t know what a disabled life would be like or what the future would hold!

I spent two weeks in France before being flown back to England and taken to Stoke Mandeville. I spent the next four months in Rehab pushing myself as hard as I could to recover what I could. It was a case of being born again learning to sit up, Wheelchair skills to get around, how to go to the toilet again!!  

I had always been an active, outdoors, adventurous and sporty person, the thought that I might have lost many of the things that I had taken for granted frightened me, but I knew that I was still the same person and that I wouldn’t let my wheelchair or disability stop me finding a way. Read more...

DAVID NEEDHAM

A huge thank you to the MHF for helping me to purchase new wheels and upholstery for my rugby wheel…...

GEORGE BATES

George is 19 years old and suffered an injury playing football when he was 12 which...

ROB DAVIES

Rob Davies is a Welsh Paralympic table tennis player. Davies, who has played table tennis...

SOPHIE ELWES

My name is Sophie Elwes and when I was 22 I sustained a spinal cord injury which left me paralysed f…...