Drouin man receives award for living with diabetes
 Baw Baw News  

By // 13:31, Wednesday 23 November 2011

Drouin man Laurence Lindsay has received the Kellion Victory Medal for his perseverance in living with diabetes for over 70 years.

The Kellion Victory Medal is awarded by Diabetes Australia for any Australian who has suffered from diabetes for over 50 years.

Mr Lindsay was one of 23 Victorians to be awarded at a ceremony in the Melbourne Town Hall on Monday, and was the oldest recipient of the award this year.


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Mr Lindsay was diagnosed with diabetes at a young age, but never let this stop him from doing what he wanted in life.

Victorian Chief Executive of Diabetes Australia Greg Johnson said in a media release that the award’s recipients were an inspiration to others.

“These people who have lived with diabetes for fifty years or more deserve our absolute respect and admiration. We can learn a lot from their determination and attitude towards life,” Mr Johnson said.

The Kellion Victory Medal has been presented to more than 900 people since the award started in 1984.

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