Joey Deacon - age: 61

Joey Deacon

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ABOUT

British author whose dictated autobiography, Tongue Tied, documents his lifelong struggle with cerebral palsy. The work was the basis for a popular BBC documentary.He appeared on Blue Peter, a 1981 television program, as an example of someone who had achieved a great deal in spite of his disability.He and poet Vassar Miller both suffered from cerebral palsy.

BEFORE FAME

His cerebral palsy was treated at Caterham Mental Hospital, where he lived from the age of eight until his death.

PERSONAL LIFE

His mother died when he was six years old, and he was raised by his grandmother up until his institutionalization at the age of eight.

The meaning of the name Deacon: Pastor

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Autobiographer Joey Deacon were born on Monday, in a leap year, birthstone is Emerald, the seaon was Spring in the Chinese year of Monkey, it is 141 days until Joey Deacon next birthday.

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