Given 3 months to live in WWII – celebrates his 100th birthday today
Percy Norton was given only 3 months to live after suffering severe injuries after his comrades and him were bombed in Normandy, France during WWII but Percy had other plans.
He was part of the Norfolk Royal Regiment and they landed in Normandy shortly after D-Day. Around a month after they landed he suffered severe injuries. He was sent back to Britain three or four weeks after due to his worsening state but after a 13 month stint in the hospital, he made a miraculous recovery at the hands of his wife and lived to see another century.
When Mr. Norton looks back on his life he describes it as enjoyable and very good, except those 13 months in hospital care, and he says that it is all due to him keeping active as a young man and also throughout all his years that he managed to live through the trauma.
Mr. Norton is a father of two daughters and lost his wife in 1991 but still does daily workouts on his exercise bike and goes fishing almost every Sunday and just celebrated his 100th year with a card from the Queen and surrounded by friends and family.