Tuesday 11: 10 pm.

PERSONAL STORIES: Mark Cookson

 

Interviewed in Portsmouth, May 2008:

Different Strokes:   How old are you, where were you born and how long have you been a stroke survivor?

 

Mark:I’m 33 years of age, born in Derby; a Stroke Survivor for 3 years.” ................................................(click on the picture).

 

Different Strokes:   What was your occupation(s) and when?

 

Mark: “A chef, 3 years ago.”

 

Different Strokes:   Of all your experiences, which occasion or event sticks in your mind most?

 

Mark: “Crashing a car”

 

Different Strokes:   What has been your proudest moment and what was the happiest occasion in your life?

 

Mark: “Proudest moment - Being awarded a City & Guilds Chefing Certificate; Happiest occasion – The birth of my first son.”

 

Different Strokes:   Since being disabled by your stroke, what do you hope the future will bring?

 

Mark: “Winning the Lottery and regaining strength.”

 

Different Strokes:   What is your favourite tipple when available and what do you usually prefer when out with friends?

 

Mark: “Lager top; Jack Daniels and Coke.”

 

Different Strokes:   When you were active in the past, what activities did you enjoy most?

 

Mark: “Fishing.”

 

Different Strokes:   Do you have any particular hobbies/activities you are still able to enjoy?

 

Mark: “Poker.”

 

Different Strokes:   Which big-screen film has entertained you most; and who was the screen actor/actress you liked most?

 

Mark: “Film: War of the Worlds; Tom Cruise.”

 

Different Strokes:   Outside of the media of music, films and TV, whom do you admire and respect most?

 

Mark: “David, my ex-Boss.”

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