Remembering Danny Tozer

Five years ago in August Danny Tozer was one of 5,136 runners who completed the York 10k. The 10k route takes runners around some of the historic sites including the ancient city walls, the York Minster and Clifford’s Tower. This was the second time Danny had run the 10k since joining York Athletics Club two […]

Record of Inquest – Danny Tozer

Danny’s parents have shared the final record of inquest from @TozerInquest with me and requested that I share it. It’s here (or click on the image below, both will open the full record document in a new window), complete with spelling error of where Danny was born. The document records Danny’s cause of death as: 1a) […]

Dying for a wank

This week the inquest into the death of Danny Tozer concluded in York. The coroner found that Danny died as a result of an epileptic seizure that led to a cardiac event, that in turn starved his brain of oxygen. Danny’s death was classified as SUDEP – sudden unexplained death in epilepsy. The coroner found […]

Family statement at the conclusion of the inquest into Danny Tozer

Danny was a much loved son, brother and uncle. He was a fit and healthy young man, diagnosed with autism, epilepsy and learning disabilities. Danny was a people person who enjoyed travel, playing his piano, being active and drinking tea. In 2013 Danny moved to be nearer us and we were hopeful that he could […]

Who was Danny Tozer? @TozerInquest

Who was Danny Tozer? Danny was a much loved son, brother, nephew, family member and friend. He was also a fit and healthy young man, diagnosed with autism, epilepsy and learning disabilities. Danny was a people person who enjoyed travel, playing his piano, and outdoors activities such as running, walking, cycling and horse riding as […]

Bringing Mencap to a standstill #treatmewell

I was in York today for the final pre-inquest review meeting before Danny Tozer’s inquest. Danny was a fit and healthy young man, who liked nature, people and cups of tea. He was just 36 when he died in September 2015. Danny had a severe learning disability, autism and epilepsy. He lived in supported living […]

Dying to matter #WCMTLD

I spent today, International Day of People with Disability 2017, in Brisbane. Well that’s not strictly true, I spent some of it in Brisbane, some of it travelling to the Gold Coast and a significant chunk of it having an incredibly pleasurable lunch and walk on the beach/paddle in the shallows and chat with Sally […]

A year on from LB’s inquest: candour, contradictions and mother blaming #JusticeforLB

All week we’ve been sharing some of the lowlights from LB’s inquest a year ago. Sara has blogged about how this strange anniversary feels for her and the utter despair at the complete absence, still, of anything vaguely resembling accountability: I think my new tear configuration has (re) emerged because of the utterly shameful banality […]

Bonjela

I’ve realised this evening as I was scrabbling around for something to numb the pain in my gum (don’t ask) that I’ve incredibly strong associations with Bonjela; and sadly the most recent one has tainted it somehow. http://instagram.com/p/sN3rnJATfJ/ As children my parents desperately tried to keep us healthy. There was no junk food in our […]