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You’ve got to hand it to them

Published: August 28, 2008

mem280808wheelsParaplegics cross country on special cycles to raise funds for medical research

THE OLDEST MEMBER of this small group of paraplegics is 65 but every single one of them is a powerhouse of upper body strength.

“It comes from 86 days of hand-pedalling across Canada,” Les McLaughlin said during a stop in Truro Thursday.

For the record, Mr. McLaughlin is 50 years old, the father of four and grandfather of four. The Brampton, Ont., man lost the use of his legs in 1999 after an accident on an all-terrain vehicle.

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