Simon & Schuster Canada announces the acquisition of No Days Off: My Life with Type 1 Diabetes and Journey to the NHL, a memoir by Montreal Canadiens’ star Max Domi, to be released October 29, 2019.
In No Days Off, an inspiring coming-of-age story, Max shares how he overcame the challenges of living with type 1 diabetes after he was diagnosed at twelve years old. Max’s dream was to play in the NHL, and the first question he had for the doctor after the diagnosis was: “Can I still play hockey?”
With support from his family and a healthy dose of perseverance, Max learned that overcoming his disease demanded the same qualities it took to be a hockey player, and that he could actually turn this setback into an advantage. Over time, Max realized that living with type 1 diabetes made him not just a better hockey player, but a stronger person. Now, Max tests his blood up to 15 times a day, and he has a support dog, Orion, who will alert him if his blood sugar dips too low while sleeping. The day-to-day reality of living with T1D has not stopped Max from becoming a world-class athlete and an inspiration to young people everywhere.
“Every challenge brings with it an opportunity,” says Max Domi. “When I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it changed my life forever, but it never held me back. I hope my story shows that, with the right team around you, it’s possible to do anything you set your mind to.”
The results speak for themselves. Max is routinely among the leading scorers on his team. He earned 72 points in the 2018-19 season and was the first Canadiens player to surpass the 20-point mark that year. Before joining the NHL, he was a 2015 World Juniors Championship gold medalist, as well as the 2014-15 recipient of the Mickey Renaud Captain’s Trophy.
“I watched Max grow up before and after his diagnosis with type 1 diabetes, and I witnessed every step of his incredible journey, from his earliest days on the ice all the way through to playing in the NHL,” says former Toronto Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin. “No Days Off is a story that will inspire anyone, young or old, who’s struggled through adversity to follow their dreams.”
Max Domi is a Canadian professional hockey player, currently with the Montreal Canadiens. Diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic at twelve years old, Domi is also the National Spokesperson for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). He lives in Montreal, Quebec. Follow him on Twitter (@Max_Domi) and Instagram (@Max). For more information on the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation go to www.jdrf.ca/.
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