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Jim Stynes Jim Stynes i(A125227 works by)
Born: Established: 23 Apr 1966 Dublin, Dublin (County),
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Ireland,
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Western Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 20 Mar 2012 Melbourne, Victoria,
Gender: Male
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Jim Stynes was an Australian Rules football player and the 1991 Brownlow medalist. He was awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and was made Victorian of the Year in 2001 and 2003 for his work with young people. Stynes was a member of the Australian Football League (AFL) Hall of Fame and served as president of AFL club Melbourne from 2008 to 2012. Stynes died of cancer in 2012.

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y separately published work icon My Journey Camberwell : Penguin , 2012 Z1883604 2012 single work autobiography

'Unflinching in its honesty, My Journey is the extraordinary memoir of Jim Stynes: Irishman, footballer, Brownlow Medallist, Reach co-founder and former president of Melbourne Football Club whose very public battle with cancer touched the lives of everyone who knew him.

'When Jim was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 43, he was given nine months to live. The diagnosis caught him by surprise - and he didn't have time for illness. He was a busy father, husband, brother, mentor and businessman.

'Jim Stynes never took the easy road, on or off the field. He loved a challenge. He pushed himself, and worked hard to help others realise their potential. The same could be said about his cancer journey. Knowing his odds weren't good, Jim gave his all to trying to beat the disease. He embraced life, and made his journey public. His ability to use mind over matter, to never give in, to overcome pain, to believe in himself and his will to succeed gave him two extra years on the prognosis.

'He worked hard to keep hope alive for himself and his family, and for other cancer sufferers too, defying expectations time and time again. Jim died on 27 March 2012, a month shy of his forty-sixth birthday. A state funeral was held at St Paul's Cathedral in Melbourne, with thousands of mourners watching from Federation Square. A memorial service was also held at his local Ballyroan parish church in Dublin.

'Jim kept diary notes throughout his battle with cancer, and spent many months talking about his life with his long-time friend, journalist Warwick Green. My Journey celebrates the legacy of Jim Stynes, offering an intimate portrait of a man learning to face his fears and get the most out of every single day. (From the publisher's website.)

2013 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Illustrated Book of the Year
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