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...

MICHELLE MUDHAR

Michelle is 33 and suffered her injury in a climbing accident. Michelle first heard of the Matt H…...

MATT MOORE

My name is Matt Moore. I’m 23 years old. I live in Suffolk and play for the Woodbridge Wheeled Warri…...

ANNA TURNEY

In 2006 my life was turned upside down. I was 26 and aspiring to become a professional...

LORN MAYERS

In 2005, whilst Lorn was still only 19, yet he had attracted the attention of NFL Europa Scouts. Lor…...