organised by SBC Library Service ...
Free talk - This Thursday
Tony Huzzey on his book about living with diabetes
18 August 2011 5.30 - 6.30
Tony's book tells the inspiring story of how, as a 12-year-old and only 36 hours from death in 1950, he was encouraged to fight back by accepting personal responsibility for the maintenance of his own health as an Insulin dependent diabetic. Now, some 50,000 self-administered injections later, he is the holder of the Diabetes UK Lawrence Medal (which is named in honour of the doctor who saved his life 60 years earlier).
Despite living over six decades with Type 1 Diabetes Tony has led a thoroughly enjoyable, successful and socially useful life, with only the occasional! mishap. He has fulfilled all of his ambitions with many adventures, triumphs and challenges to overcome and all of this despite this chronic medical condition.
In writing this book Tony has kept his promise to his late wife, Joan, who insisted he should 'keep going!' The man 'Who Brought the Honda Factory To Swindon' has done that all of his life and hasn't stopped yet. The aim of his book is to encourage others to do as he did.