Steve Brown broke his neck in 2005 when he fell from a balcony in Cologne. While in rehabilitation at Stoke Mandeville Hospital he watched a wheelchair rugby match on TV and decided it was something for him. 7 years later Steve was the captain of the Wheelchair Rugby team at the 2012 Olympics and one of the more famous faces of the sport. I admire people who find ways of finding personal satisfaction despite enormous obstacles. I’d like to think that I am also a person who would try to find new ways of challenging myself and enjoying life should something happen to me, but you never know unless you are faced with the situation. Maybe I’d just sit and wallow in self pity, in which case I’d like to have a line of good face slappers to slap me until converted.
Steve’s achievements are not only admirable as a captain for the Wheelchair Rugby team and a sports commentator on Sky Sports but he has a character that involves and inspires people around him. Steve has a constant smile, is playful and is helpful to everyone around him. He looks to be a man with immense positive outlook on life that we all can learn from.