Fall victim: I'm happy to be alive
25 September 2014 Last updated at 12:51 BST
In the corner of a busy hospital ward, tucked behind a curtain for our arrival, lays Joshua Davies.
His face is alert and he's talkative, but take a look down the bed and you can see both his feet and his left hand in casts.
Earlier this month, Joshua fell from a bridge near his home in Pontypridd, fracturing his spine in four places.
The reason he fell? According to Joshua, it was to escape bullies.