'A Minor Setback' - Lecture in aid of the Alex Lewis TrustRead more ...
Alex Lewis, from Hampshire, has been much in the news recently for his extraordinary courage and resilience in the face of catastrophic illness. In November 2013 he succumbed to Strep A Toxic Shock syndrome, a devastating infection which has led to the amputation of all his limbs and has eaten away part of his face.
Alex Lewis is now on the long journey to rehabilitation, learning to walk on prosthetic legs and to use his new arms. The Trust named after him has been set up to fund his rehabilitation – providing wheelchairs, home adaptations and prosthetic maintenance. The Trust also plans to raise funds for the ward at Salisbury District Hospital where much of Alex Lewis’s treatment was carried out. In the future it aims to provide civilian amputees with resources and information and to support others affected by this rare condition.
Alex’s amazing courage – he described the amputation of his one remaining limb as a ‘minor setback’ – has inspired many members of the medical team who have treated him.
As a student physiotherapist at UWE and physiotherapy assistant at Salisbury Hospital I felt inspired to help and have decided to organise a charity lecture at Warminster School. Speakers are set to include physiotherapists involved in Alex’s care at various stages, military physiotherapists who have worked with the Alex Lewis Trust… and of course Alex himself.’
This silent auction will be run in the lead up to the event and on the night.
Updates can be found on https://www.facebook.com/AMinorSetbackAlexLewis
I hope you feel as inspired as I have to help support Alex!
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