WelcomeCystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the UK's most common life-threatening diseases, affecting over 10,000 people. There’s currently no cure. Not all that long ago, a CF diagnosis meant an early death. Tim Wotton is one such sufferer, who was told from an early age that he would not live beyond his 17th birthday.
One of the oldest survivors of this crippling disease, his memoir, How Have I Cheated Death?, is a diary of his 39th year, a countdown to the illusive 40.
A story of triumph over adversity, this compelling chronicle, the first book written by a CF sufferer at 40, offers hope and inspiration, demonstrating what cannot be cured needs to be endured.
Written with great honesty and humour with an enlightening Foreword by the actress Jenny Agutter, this profound account is a testament to the daily dedication required to deal with CF and recently diagnosed diabetes while managing a normal family life.
In May 2015, Tim's book won the ‘Best Achievement’ Award at the UK's People's Book Prize. Click here for more information.
Click here to view the You Tube footage of the "Sky News ceremony" - at 20:10 I receive the Best Achievement award and deliver my speech.
April 2016, Tim delivered a stirring key note speech to Roche Partnering pharmaceutical group about living a life unlimited with CF because of their medication.
My CF memoir is now at the Foyles flagship bookstore on Charing Cross Road, London. Foyles have agreed to stock some copies in their 'Popular Medicine' section (3rd floor) of this iconic store (in between Leicester Square and Tottenham Court Road tube stations).