The Alex Lewis Trust
On November 17th, Alex Lewis collapsed and was rushed to Winchester ICU. He is 33 years old with a partner and son of 3 years old. His only symptom leading up to this was a cold. Within a few hours of his collapse, his vital organs were being supported mechanically, his blood forced around his body with nora adrenalin and his chances of survival; given by the consultants for the first 3 days was less than 5%. He had contracted Strep A. 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, a very rare and devastating infection
After 7 days in ICU he beat the odds and was removed from all but the dialysis machine. The next devastating news to Alex and his family was that the illness had left lasting damage. In the following weeks he became a triple amputee, losing his left arm above the elbow and both legs above the knees. His remaining arm is of use at the shoulder and elbow, but his right hand may never regain movement. He is undergoing skin graphs and facial reconstruction and his hospital stay continues for many months to come as Alex begins his long journey to rehabilitation to learn to walk and use his limbs.
On the 28th March 2015, Romsey Male Voice Choir along with Test Valley School, will be donating the proceeds of their concert, which will be held at Test Valley School, to the Alex Lewis Trust. There will be singers and musicians from the school so a real community effort.
It will be a really pleasant evening, the Trust is hoping to sell 250 tickets. The evening will be hosted by Dickie Davis, formerly of ITV's World of Sport.
Dave Witt, the organiser of the concert, will be able to give any extra information - please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07826712783.
The Alex Trust website is www.alex-lewis.co.uk/blog-back
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