“It’s so hard. But you have to rehabilitate yourself, find a focus…something to hold on to. If I can inspire just one other person to lift themselves out of that same dark place I was in – train for the Paralympics in 2012 or something, then it’s worth it.
“There was a time I thought my life was over and I still have very dark times when it’s difficult to deal with. Sometimes people poke fun at me or I catch sight of myself in a mirror and think, ‘You’re in a hell of a mess’.
"But when I’m in the air it’s like it never happened. I can compete at a world level – alongside people who have all their limbs – and have found a way to fly.”
Hodgson will compete against able-bodied skydivers for the world championship in August. Link -via Fark