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Around The OHL: Mark Woolley opens up about living with Type 1 diabetes

Owen Sound Attack defenceman Mark Woolley joins Jake Jeffrey and Mike Stubbs on 'Around the OHL.'.
Owen Sound Attack defenceman Mark Woolley joins Jake Jeffrey and Mike Stubbs on 'Around the OHL.'. Around the OHL

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Mark Woolley has been living with Type 1 Diabetes since he was 12. Now, he’s preparing for the NHL draft as a defenceman with the Owen Sound Attack.

On this episode of Around the OHL, hosts Jake Jeffrey and Mike Stubbs talk to Woolley about his experiences on and off the ice and how they impact his day to day as an OHLer.

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In August, the Owen Sound defenceman launched Woolley’s Warriors in hopes of conquering diabetes and raising support and awareness for young athletes living with Type 1.

Just last season, Woolley woke up in an ambulance one morning after going into a diabetic coma during his sleep.

“I came home for a weekend to celebrate my dad’s 50th birthday, I woke up in an ambulance at four in the morning. It was definitely one of the scariest moments of my life,” Woolley told Around the OHL.

“I called Dale DeGray [general manager of the Owen Sound Attack] right away and said I’d be late for practice the next day, and he was very understanding of it and was just glad I was OK.”

Woolley shares that story and others on this week’s episode of Around the OHL.

Originally drafted by the Guelph Storm, Mark Woolley was traded to Owen Sound during the 2018-19 season.
Originally drafted by the Guelph Storm, Mark Woolley was traded to Owen Sound during the 2018-19 season. Terry Wilson / OHL Images

Jake Jeffrey is the morning anchor and host of 980 News at Noon on Global News Radio 980 CFPL, assistant general manager of the Strathroy Rockets, a hockey coach and co-host of the Around the OHL podcast.

Mike Stubbs is the radio voice of the London Knights and host of London Live from 1 to 3 p.m. every weekday on Global News Radio 980 CFPL.

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