Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Man Who Walked Miles to Work Settles into New Life

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Man Who Walked Miles to Work Settles into New Life

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TROY, Mich. - A Detroit-area man who had said he walked 21 miles a day to and from work is finding life is much easier about a year after receiving a new car and a windfall of donations, but the downside to that generosity is that he has put on weight. The Detroit Free Press reported last year about James Robertson's daily trek to the factory where he worked in Rochester Hills. Shortly thereafter, donors gave Robertson the car and roughly $360,000. He moved from Detroit to suburban Troy.

"People ask me why I still work. I don't change that for no one, he told the newspaper.

Now it takes the 57-year-old about 12 minutes to drive to work. The newspaper reported Sunday that the new situation hasn't rid Robinson of all of life's problems. …

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