Updated: May 12
Rhys Thomas - My Life. 'There is a way out.'
'Incomprehensible demoralisation' are two words that Rhys Thomas uses in this interview with Simon Scott-Nelson, to describe the way his life once was.
Rhys is a seven-times capped, former international Welsh rugby forward (WRU.) A man of physical stature whose rugby career was cut short through a life changing injury.
After suffering a heart attack at the age of 29 Rhys was eventually fitted with a pump that currently helps to run his heart.
Losing his career and not dealing with his emotions led Rhys to alcoholism and to some extremely dark places.
The words that Rhys uses to describe this period of his life include 'scared' 'isolated' 'overwhelmed' and 'regretful.'
Rhys has now changed his life from one that was once 'incomprehensible demoralisation' to one that is now best summed up as having an 'attitude of gratitude.'
It is clear that Rhys has found his purpose and is now changing the lives of many people for the better.
A truly inspirational interview with a truly inspirational man, who by showing his vulnerability is also showing people that there is always a way out.
Thank you Rhys Thomas 🙏🏽