79-yr-old man learns driving, so he can take his wife to the hospital


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A 79-year-old husband has learnt to drive, after his “chauffeur” wife was forced to retire from the road following a stroke. 

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According to Metro UK, Keith Limbert is now repaying a lifetime of lifts by being able to take wife Anne, 79, to vital hospital appointments and for trips out. 

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Mr Limbert had driving lessons as a young man in his 20s but never got around to taking his test, meaning childhood sweetheart, Anne, did all the driving during their 58-year long marriage. 

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But their life was turned-upside down when Mrs Limbert suffered a stroke in October 2015. The illness left Anne unable to drive prompting Mr Limbert to sign-up with a driving school. And now after two failed attempts he can finally tear up his L-plates. 

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He now takes Mrs Limbert, a former school cleaner, out every day in his automatic Vauxhall Corsa to have a coffee and a scone, either to a garden centre or somewhere they can “watch the world go by”. 

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His new licence also means he can ferry Mrs Limbert to hospital where she is currently being treated for breast cancer after being diagnosed for a second time 18-months-ago. 

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He said: “My wife drove me around for 40 years. She has looked after me long enough and I think its about time for me to look after her now. I owe her.” The couple, who met when they were 16, have three children and three grandchildren.

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