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marc woods

Marc was diagnosed with cancer at 17 and consequently had his left leg amputated below the knee.  Not knowing whether he had six months or 60 years left to live, he was determined to make the most of whatever time he did have. Moreover, Marc has done just that - becoming a member of Great Britain’s Paralympic Swimming Team, a multiple Gold Medallist, BBC commentator and author. Woods’ distinctive, open style demonstrates his passion for life, translating into a moving and motivating experience for audiences.

Last book you read?
A week in December by Sebastian Faulks

Your heroes include …?
My father

Favourite line from a film?
“They’re not the droids you’re looking for.”

Best day at work (so far)?
I delivered a speech for Fresenius Kabi at their sales conference then we all went and enjoyed the sights and sounds of Rio de Janeiro.

Who makes you laugh?
My daughter

Last journey you took?
Manchester to Orlando (I spent more time in the air than I did on the ground there!)

What’s on your desk?
Lots of stuff which needs filing away

How do you deal with stress?
I’ll ignore that question....

3 people you’d like to have dinner with (dead or alive)?
Nelson Mandela (everyone does so it will have to be a big table). Jesse Owens. My family.

Favourite place?
Bed