For most of us this would be nothing more than a sore throat. For Alex it took a more sinister path to STREP A TOXIC SHOCK SYNDROME, leading to Septicaemia.
Over the course of the next seven months, Alex was to undergo life-saving surgery. Although life-saving, the surgery resulted in the loss of his left arm above the elbow, both legs above the knee and sadly six months later, Alex lost his right arm below the elbow as well. The infection unfortunately spread from Alex’s limbs to his face and he had to undergo extensive facial reconstruction as well.
Even four years down the line, Alex is still ‘work in progress’….. and Alex now lives an extraordinary life in a different body.
The Peter Cooper Motor Group are proud to sponsor the Alex Lewis Trust and Alex throughout his upcoming adventures and incredible challenges.
We'll keep you updated on Alex's challenges and progress throughout.
Project Limitless aims to raise £250,000 to provide soft shell prosthetics to children in need, under 9 years old in the UK.
Over 150 children have already received a prosthetic arm, however there are many more who need them. It has become even more urgent as Covid-19 and resultant lockdown measures have meant access to prosthetic clinics has been severely impacted, so the time to act is now.
Alex will attempt to handcycle 500km around the Gobi Desert in a new handcycle specially designed to cope with the desert conditions, the rest of the team will be following on mountain bikes.