A trip to the beach 11 years ago changed Matthew Bassett’s life forever. Now a TV presenter for BBC Wales, he describes in his own words why he is determined to show life does not stop after a spinal cord injury.
It started like any other day but it became one I would never forget.
I was 19 and I remember the sun was out when I arrived at the beautiful seaside town of Broad Haven in Pembrokeshire on Friday, 13 May 2011. The sea looked gloriously inviting.
Swim shorts on, shoes off. I ran down the beach, dived and hit my head on a sandbank.
The chaos that followed was unforgettable.
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