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04.04.04

04.04.04 (Paperback)

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On the 4th April 2004, Matt King's life changed forever.Making his first tackle as a 17-year-old professional rugby player for London Broncos Academy, his neck snapped.A happy-go-lucky teenager with the world seemingly at his feet; his life, as well as his spinal cord, appeared broken.But, showing the same spirit, resilience, wit and courage that characterised him before the accident, Matt overcame the severe trauma and rebuilt his life; gaining a degree, a high profile job in the legal profession, became a successful mouth-painter, participated in marathons and carried the Olympic torch in 2012.Awarded the OBE for his charitable work, which also includes giving motivational speeches to some of the country's leading organizations, his is a story of the ultimate triumph of human spirit.Two years in the writing, his unflinching account tells of his upbringing in Bedfordshire, his nine month stay in three hospitals and the arduous road to rehabilitation.As he says, "My life changed in that split second on the pitch and my goals and aspirations altered along with it, but it didn't change the person I am or the fact that I want to make the most of this life."

This is one of the most inspirational, remarkable and affirming accounts you will ever read.All profits will go to the Rugby League Benevolent Fund, which Matt's experiences helped to found.- Foreword by Sir Alex Ferguson, afterword by Richard Lewis

BiographyBiography: generalAutobiography: generalBiographyBiography: generalBiography: sportHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyCoping with personal problemsCoping with illness Publisher: Scratching Shed Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 10/10/2015 ISBN-13: 9780993188282  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Matt King was destined to be a rugby player but broke his neck in his first professional game. He has since gone on to break boundaries for those with severe spinal cord injuries who require permanent ventilation including gaining a degree, working as a legal specialist, skiing, participating in marathons, becoming a renowned mouth-painter, giving inspirational speeches to major organisations and carrying the Olympic torch. In 2012 he was awarded the OBE for services to chatiry

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