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Finding Resilience The Barnaby Howarth Way



I have known Barnaby Howarth for a number of years now having met him when I was in the Speaker Bureau Industry. From the moment I met Barnaby Howarth, I was truly inspired with his determination, resilience and outlook on life, despite suffering from something that no young man, or anyone for that matter be subjected to.

At age 14 Barnaby was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, then at 25 he was bashed by a gang who were full of alcohol resulting in a stroke and disability. Despite this Barnaby went onto play AFL for the Sydney Swans, had 2 books published, filmed 3 documentaries, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, and completed the Kokoda track.

I interviewed Barnaby a few years ago on a radio show and that's when he introduced me to his girlfriend, Angela. I immediately warmed to Angela and was seriously happy when Barnaby and Angela announced their engagement. What I didn't know was that Angela was diagnosed with breast cancer. With that diagnosis the only way for Barnaby and Angela to keep enjoying their life was to get married. Once married they travelled the world on an 19 leg honeymoon – the last of which they got back from less than a week before Angela joined her father in heaven.

It was with deep sadness that I learnt about Angela's passing, and I'm truly in awe of Barnaby on his resilience and coping with this tragic loss. I asked him a few questions to help inspire my readers who may be going through some tough times. .......