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Wednesday
Mar062013

One-Legged Cancer Sufferer Scores St. Andrews Ace!

The Daily Record with the inspiring (short) story of the one-legged "pensioner who has cancer and poor eyesight" named Joe McLaughlin.

The 70-year-old aced the Jubilee's par-three fifth.

Incredibly, it was Joe’s fifth hole-in-one in 60 years of playing. The former teacher, of Glenmavis, Airdrie, lost the lower half of his left leg in 2009 after developing a blood clot in his thigh.

He has daily chemotherapy after being diagnosed with skin and bone marrow cancer and has a cataract in his right eye.

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Congratulations!
A positive story, sometimes you show you have a heart, man.
03.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatt H
Slainte Mhath, Joe!
03.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRLL

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