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Rugby star Matt wins his hardest game ever – the battle for hope

Published: August 1, 2008

GHH-11-KHT-MATT HAMPSONMatt Hampson might well have been in Auckland this summer, playing for the England rugby team as they took on New Zealand. After all, many of his former team-mates were.

But Matt was instead at home in Rutland, confined to a wheelchair, paralysed from the neck down, unable to move any part of his body save for his head, his breathing dependent on a Ventilator.

The horrific accident that transformed Matt’s life happened nearly three years ago when, while training with his international colleagues in Northampton, the scrum collapsed and the former prop forward, who played for the Leicester Tigers and the England Under 21 side, suffered a dislocated neck and a trapped spinal cord.

Still smiling: Matt is hoping to walk again

Christopher Reeve – Hope in Motion

Published: August 1, 2008

This intimate portrait focuses on Chris’ remarkable recovery ofmovement and his constant fight to fully regain his mobility.