Danny Boy –
MyAutobiography by Danny Crates & Jon Cudby
Danny’s story is so much more than just another sportsman achieving his dreams.
Telling how a young carefree Essex boy comes back from losing his right arm to become a Paralympic Gold Medallist, the book covers all the lows and highs of danny's life. From the agony of the car crash on the other side of the World that cost him his right arm at the age of 21, through a period of introspection as he came to termswith his disability, the achievement of becoming the World's only one armed scuba diving instructor, the glory of an athletics career spanning three Paralympic Games, and his role as an ambassador for the London 2012 bid. All told with Danny's amiable sense of humour and indefatigable optimism, the story is one of triumph over adversity and making the most of whatever life throws at you.
Each autobiography is personally signed by Danny
Hardcover: 184 pages
Publisher: M Press (Media) Ltd
Danny Crates is a Paralympic icon, winning gold at Athens Paralympics in 2004, and setting the word record in the same year. He was also a gold medal winner at both the European and Word championships. Danny overcame many hurdles to reach the epitome of sporting success after a horrific accident caused him to lose his right arm aged 21, which finished his promising rugby career dreams and aspirations.
"This is the rollercoaster of emotions, from the young Essex boy with his whole life ahead, who loses an arm in a car crash, to the long journey of overcoming that trauma to establish himself as a world-beating athlete" - Lord Sebastian Coe
"Danny Crates has come through worse than most of us will ever have to, and achieved more than most of us could ever dream of. This book, brimming with Danny's infectious optimism, could serve as a guide on how to make the most of whatever life throws at you. Above all, it's a riveting read." - Gareth A.Davies - Award-winning sports writer and broadcaster for the Daily Telegraph