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Danny's autobiography is out
7:00am Monday 23rd April 2012 in News
THURROCK paralympian Danny Crates speaks about how losing his arm set him on the track to sporting glory in his new autobiography.
Danny Boy is the inspirational story of how Crates, who grew up in Corringham, went on to be both European and world champion and win gold in the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens in the 800m arm amputee category, after a terrible car accident in Australia in 1994.
The book is available to buy through Danny’s website www.danny crates.co.uk priced at £20.
A preview on the website reads: “I regained consciousness at the bottom of a 15ft embankment.
“Moments earlier I had been enjoying the drive to Airlie Beach in Queensland, Australia, looking forward to catching up with old friends one last time before returning home .
“How had I got here? Had I hit another car? Or lost control of mine?
“I looked down and saw a severed arm lying across my lap. I was scared it was from a pedestrian or another car I had collided with. I did not even contemplate it might be mine.”