Born in York Village, Maine, Sonny Remington is the eldest of five children. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and served in Vietnam in 1966. Work drew Sonny and his family to North Carolina 26 years ago. Today, he lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in the western part of the state, with his 2 sons and grandchildren living nearby.
Sonny has been a musician since his high school days. His love of music and an overwhelming desire to be in the outdoors created an artist with an eye and a passion for photography. His work is sold and displayed throughout North Carolina.
For over 30 years, Sonny has excelled in the health and accident insurance industry. His work has enabled him to meet thousands of people, making friends with them while being witness to family tragedy. He had no idea how these experiences would help him deal with the news he was to receive on January 17, 2005.
Sonny was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and given less than one week to live. He drew on the many strengths of his friend Mark. He was headed in the right direction. He immediately began extensive chemotherapy and then traveled to Sarasota, Florida where he began working with American Nutriceuticals, a center specializing in homeopathic treatment of disease. Sonny has an undying gratitude to those who helped him through that difficult period of life.
With a renewed and more clearly defined outlook on life, Sonny has this to say about people; "If I’ve learned anything through this, is that you can’t get through life without people. People are what it is all about. Life is grand and I’ve learned to appreciate people more than ever. This whole experience has made me a better person. I’m a better businessman, a more determined ski instructor and a passionate photographer. Now when I sing ‘Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound’ it hold a very special meaning to me."
Sonny continues to look at life as an adventure and enjoys spending time with his family and friends, making music and discovering the next remarkable photograph.
"All these gifts have been made possible because of the greatest gift of all—the gift of life."