MK News newspaper 2011
A 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 https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alexander-laing