Inspirational Kyle’s marathon mission

Kyle Higgins will be running Manchester Marathon. Pictured with parents Ken and Joan, at Direct Carpet Co, Bethal Street, Brighouse.
Kyle Higgins will be running Manchester Marathon. Pictured with parents Ken and Joan, at Direct Carpet Co, Bethal Street, Brighouse.
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A young motorcyclist who was in a coma for two weeks after a motorway crash is set to run his first marathon for the charity which helped him recover.

Kyle Higgins, 25, was left fighting for his life with serious head injuries after the horrific smash on the M621 in 2011 - but he has now signed up for the Greater Manchester Marathon in April in aid of Second Chance - a support group in Wakefield which helps survivors of head injuries and their families.

Kyle, who works at the family store Direct Carpet in Brighouse, said: “I have been so unbelievably lucky. I wanted to give something back as they helped me a lot and Rachel Cleary, who my occupational therapist, helped me tremendously.”

Kyle, who lives in Birstall, added: “It was simple things like remembering bus timetables and how they worked and it progressed from there. Second chance said it was thanks to me being young and heathy and very determined that I have managed to make a recovery. I am just looking forward to running the marathon as I have never done anything like this before.”