Melanie Davies (nee Bowen) was adopted as baby and grew up in Port Talbot. Since her accident in 1980 she has been involved in a variety of Charitable endeavours both in the UK and the US and in 2000 she set up her own charitable trust: TREAT*. Its aim is to build a state of the art rehabilitation and therapy centre to meet the needs of the people of south west Wales. She married retired orthopaedic surgeon Mike Davies in 2004, three years after them being reunited by Mel's charity, following his first wife's tragic death from a stroke. Since their marriage, Mel and Mike have been in the news more than once. In 2005 they were subjects in an ITV documentary - 'Unlikely Lovers' - and as a result of their extraordinary romance becoming public they have received a great deal of covering in the national press, including the Sun, Grazia and Best magazines.