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By Abbey Morton
Lockerbie and Lochmaben
Reuben hits the home straight

A LOCHMABEN man is back in the region after taking part in the journey of a lifetime.

Reuben Boyes is on the last stretch of his adventure which has seen him walk hundreds of miles there and back to the hospital that saved his life – while pulling a bespoke trailer, advertising the Brain and Spine Foundation.
In 2012 Reuben suffered a brain haemorrhage and spent 22 days in ICU.
Five weeks later he defied the odds and was back on his feet and he hasn’t stopped since.
And four years on he challenged himself to retrace his journey to Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital, this time walking instead of travelling by ambulance.
Last week Reuben made it to his life saving hospital and spent time with staff and this week he arrived back in Moffat.
The walker is expected to touch base in his hometown of Lochmaben on Saturday and will journey to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary on Wednesday, four years to the day he was transferred to the Dumfries hospital.
Speaking of his travels so far, Reuben said: “I’m having the time of my life. It’s been tremendous. “I’m a very proud man at the moment and I’d do it all again.”

So far Reuben has raised over £1350 for charity and donations are still flooding in.To donate visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Reuben-Boyes-walk-forlife

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