Mother of paralysed England hero Matt Hampson shares their moving story

Mother of paralysed England hero Matt Hampson shares their moving story

You have a choice in life – fight your troubles or let them destroy you. My son chose to fight: The mother of paralysed England hero Matt Hampson shares their moving story

7:41 AM on 25th August 2011

Staying strong: Matt today with his mother Anne. He is paralysed from the neck down and needs a life support machine but never feels sorry for himself

Staying strong: Matt today with his mother Anne. He is paralysed from the neck down and needs a life support machine but never feels sorry for himself

A life full of promise: Matt at four months old, aged three on holiday A life full of promise: Matt at four months old, aged three on holiday

A life full of promise: Matt at four months old, left, and aged three on holiday

Achieved his dream: Matt played for the England rugby team

Achieved his dream: Matt played for the England rugby team