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Far along on the road to recovery

October 7, 2012

LINCOLN -— Not long after Marine Cpl. Kevin Dubois was seriously wounded by an IED in Afghanistan last year, his family, local residents and his friends from Lincoln High School mobilized under Kevin's Cause to raise funding for his recovery.
His mother, Patricia Dubois, still thinks of that outpouring of support now that Kevin, a 2005 graduate of Lincoln High School, is well along in his recovery and beginning to move on with his life.
Kevin lost both of his legs when the IED exploded in an Afghanistan province as he attempted to clear a landing zone on July 31, 2011. Kevin was setting up the landing zone so that another injured Marine could be evacuated. After his initial emergency treatment and hospitalization, he has continued his recovery at the Marine base in San Diego with his wife, Kayla. He has remained in the service with the Marines during that time and also pursued his personal interest as a hand-cycle competitor in marathons.
Kevin completed the Los Angeles Marathon in March in just over two hours, his mother reported, and then followed that accomplishment with a finish under two hours while competing in the San Diego Marathon in April. He is also planning to race in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., later this month before he leaves the service. Kayla, also a Lincoln resident, and Kevin are planning to return to home to the town around the holidays and will be looking for home in the area, his mother reported.

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