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Athlete goes ahead with games plan

By helen williams, Hoyland Reporter Thursday 7th August 2014
Glen Taylor

AN ATHLETE is going ahead with his plans to compete in this weekend's British Transplant Games - despite the sudden death of his brother who was just 49.

 

Glen Taylor, 48 - a finalist in last year's Proud of Barnsley awards - set off today (Thursday) from his home in Beeston Square to take part in the games in Bolton, Lancashire, despite being shocked by the death of his brother Carl.

 

A former jockey himself, Glen was given six months to live in 2006 after being diagnosed with diabetes in his 20s. He received a kidney and pancreas transplant in 2007, his donor was an 18-year-old girl who had been killed in a car accident.

 

** The full story appears in the Barnsley Chronicle, dated August 8. **

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