This week's Wales this Week follows the story of Melanie Davies, author, Paralympic athlete, motivational speaker, cancer survivor, paraplegic and founder of the TREAT Trust.
Melanie has truly a unique story, in fact the film rights to her book have just been bought by Welsh comedian Bennett Arron.
Now Melanie is working to build a unique first of it's kind rehabilitation centre in Wales.
We follow Melanie in her journey.
Join us tonight at 8pm on ITV Cymru Wales.
A valleys community is saying a big thank you to two very special ladies who have spent the last decade running a charity shop.
Now there's nothing exceptional about that you might think. But Joyce Hughes and Margaret Wiltshire are still working hard at the grand age of eighty eight.
Volunteering duo, Joyce Hughes and Margaret Wiltshire are celebrating a decade in business. The 88-year-olds have been running the St Anne's Church shop in Ynyshir in the Rhondda Valley since it was set up ten years ago.
The charity shop is the only store in the village and this week, celebrations will be held to mark its success with a service of rededication led by the vicar of Ynyshir, Father Paul Bigmore.
The Charity Retail Association will hand a petition to the Welsh Assembly later calling on it to reject proposals that would see business rate relief for charity shops restricted.
At the moment Welsh charities can enjoy relief of 80 per cent, this could be reduced to 50 per cent for some shops. The Welsh Government closed its public consultation on the issue last month.
In November the association warned the changes could force the closure of a third of charity shops in Wales.
The petition will be presented to William Powell, who is the chair of the National Assembly's Petitions Committee, on the steps of the Senedd.
It reads: "Charity shops make a vital contribution to raising income for a huge range of good causes in Wales. 100 per cent of their profits go to charity, raising over £12 million every year in Wales."
The Charity Retail Association claims that if these proposals go ahead there will be more empty shops on Welsh high streets, 700 full time jobs will be under threat along with 9,000 volunteering opportunities offered by charity shops in Wales.
Reverend Richard Kirlew, who has finished his 700-mile charity tractor drive around Wales, says it was an enjoyable trip.
"People were very friendly and helpful" he said. "They were actually pleased to see us".
"I had visions of demolishing medieval gateways! But we managed to squeeze through them without any problems at all"
A vicar from Mid Wales is hoping to raise thousands of pounds for charity after driving a tractor to every cathedral in Wales.
Rev Richard Kirlew made the trip to raise awareness of struggling rural communities, and was encouraging donations to charities and organisations that support farmers.
His journey, which began last Monday, took in St Davids, Bangor, St Asaph, Newport and Llandaff, ending up in Brecon.
Accompanied by his wife, the couple slept in a caravan towed by the JCB. Their maximum speed was 40mph, but Rev Kirlew said fellow drivers were extremely patient on all the roads.
"We’ve pulled in regularly to let faster drivers pass and lorries have flashed their lights in a supportive way!" he said.
"The main aim has been to raise awareness of the problems facing rural communities in Wales – there’s a perception everyone living in the countryside is rich but poverty, declining village life and isolation are real issues which are getting worse.”