My name is Matthew Goddard – I’m a happily married Engine Mechanic, living and working in Sheffield.
Following a serious Roadside Traffic Incident in 2015, I lost the use of my right leg rendering me an amputee.
With the help and support of my co-workers, medical team and loving wife, I have been able to learn not just to survive as a paraplegic but to thrive.
My road to recovery, both mental and physical, was one fraught with challenges. The seismic change that losing a limb brings about on person should not be underestimated. It affects every person in a different way – and I would never dream of giving advice to anyone in a situation with even a passing similarity.
This website will be a place for me to collect my thoughts and discoveries, on living as a recovering amputee.