CTV Atlantic: Riverview para-cyclist sets sights on 2020 Paralympics

CTV Atlantic
Published Friday, April 19, 2019 6:52PM ADT

Riverview, N.B. resident Matthew Kinnie has always been very adventurous.

“Pretty active guy, I really like being outdoors and doing outdoor activities,” describes Kinnie. “Anything like skiing, rock climbing, or canoeing, hiking, backpacking and that, was all the stuff I like to do in my spare time."

But 14 years ago, Kinnie’s life took an unexpected turn when he was out rock climbing with friends.

“My hand slipped and I pulled an anchor from the wall, and before my rope could catch me, I had hit a ledge. So I kind of fell backwards and I landed on the back of my head and neck.”

He knew right away that his injuries were serious….

Click here to read the full story and watch Matt’s interview with CTV Atlantic.