Comedian and motivational speaker, Gary has been performing and speaking at events for over 25 years. He is the second person in the UK to be born physically disabled due to the drug, Thalidomide, Gary has gone on to become a popular stand up comedian, speaker, pilot, layer and coach. He has spoken all over the world and written his memoir, You Can’t You Won’t – A Life of Unarmed Combat. His incredible achievements are testimony to his resilience and determination to overcome adversity.
Lawyer, pilot, FA Class 1 coach, welder, stand up comedian and dad, Gary Skyner defies expectations of what can be achieved. Real life traumas are turned into triumphs every day. Gary’s all inspiring tale of triumph over tragedy will touch your heart and lift your spirit. As the second child in the UK to be born damaged by the deadly thalidomide drug, which was administered to expectant mothers in the 1960’s, Gary’s life was destined to be difficult and challenging, as the drug impaired his physical development. Expected not to live, let alone to achieve much, Gary is living proof that there is nothing you cannot achieve if you believe you can.
“I didn’t think anyone could knock me out but this man did” Prince Naseem