A MAN who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident outside Kirkmichael this summer will host a fundraiser for Queen Elizabeth Hospital. 

Callum Deboys, was taken by helicopter to the hospital in Glasgow where it was touch and go. But now, his indomitable spirit has triumphed thanks to the fantastic care he has received from the NHS.

The 21-year-old, who went to Carrick Academy has been described by family and friends as ‘a real fighter’. 

They would all like to thank his surgeons, doctors, intensive care team, nurses, physios, prosthetists, pharmacists and dieticians who helped him recover. Callum had been working as a pastry chef at Turnberry and is hoping to return next year. 

Philippa Baird, who has watched Callum’s achievement, said: “He is so positive and has taken on his new challenges and is a great role model but all those who have worked with him are great examples to us all too.

"He has made astonishingly fast progress by working so hard. There are not many folk would have been using a prosthetic so quickly.

“Callum has also had support from the fantastic Finding Your Feet charity which has had him trying out new sports already. Last week, he went curling.”

Callum wants to give back in a practical way and is fundraising to buy Dyson fans for the ICU where they are needed. 

He has organised a quiz night for Saturday, November 25 in Kirkmichael’s Mccosh Hall from 7.30pm until 11.30pm for over 18s.

Tickets cost £3.50 at the door but Callum can be contacted on 07393394537 for anyone who needs more information.