Presenter for the BBC’s Countryfile program
Steve Brown fulfilled a childhood dream when he became a presenter for the BBC’s Countryfile program last year. A sportsman and a nature lover from a young age, he remembers spending most of his time while growing up in Kent playing football, catching tadpoles and slowworms, or watching nature programs on the TV.
At 15 he told his career advisor that he wanted to become a TV wildlife presenter. She told him to forget it! Dreams, however, can come true, but to make it happen Steve had to face an even bigger challenge. The fact that he is now a full-time wheelchair user.
Twelve years ago, Steve tripped and fell off a first story balcony. As he lay on the ground, he knew that he had suffered a serious injury. Later, he discovered he had broken his neck and was paralyzed from the chest down. Steve spent five weeks in intensive care and then put all his efforts into his rehabilitation at the Stoke Mandeville hospital.