After leaving school at the age of 16 in 1985, I started working on a fishing trawler out of my home town of Brixham. All was going well until the evening of May 18, 1986. Whilst out with friends on a warm spring evening I dived into an outdoor swimming pool and unfortunately hit my head on the bottom which resulted in me breaking my neck at the C5 level. After spending almost 1 year in hospital, I left hospital and returned to Brixham to start living as a disabled wheelchair user.