Mr Johnson spent months in hospital, undergoing intense rehabilitation and learning to walk again, with the use of prosthetics.
Having found the determination to walk again, Mr Johnson is focused on achieving another extraordinary ambition. Just three years after his accident, at a time when his head was “messed up” and his alcohol consumption too high, Mr Johnson is preparing to join the crew of a tall ship for a week at sea.
With the help of the charity Finding Your Feet, which offers support to amputees and their families, Mr Johnson has not only refused to let his injuries defeat him, he has turned his life around.
Of course, those who have helped him deserve our admiration, but Mr Johnson is the hero of this story.
His strength of character shows that, with determination, the most remarkable things are possible.