MK NEWS Summer 2011 Ex-soldier overcomes serious skiing injury to run marathon

edfA man left partially paralyzed after a skiing accident is spreading a message of hope after he completed the London Marathon in 2011.


When he was in the Army in 2000, Alexander Laing, 36 was paralyzed down his left-hand side after the accident, which left him with problems with his co-ordination, vision, speech and fatigue.


Alex from Bradville, became a born-again Christian and now says anything is possible after having set up his own gardening business and completing the marathon in April.


He said I’m amazed I managed to complete it, but even though I had fatigue I saw it as my faith being tested.


“There’s hope even after you’ve had tragedy in life.  Since I’ve had Jesus in my life I’ve had more hope and I think that’s something society lacks”.


Alex pictured is raising money for Milton Keynes based street children charity Toybox and is £150 off his total of £1000.  To sponsor Alex, please visit


One comment

  1. Ola says:

    Christ in you the hope of glory.Colossian1:27


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