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The Extraordinary Case of Alex Lewis, Truly Inspirational & Remarkable

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  • Aged 33 Alex collapsed with a common cold, he was given just hours to live and a 3% chance of surviving.
  • Contracting Strep A he was forced to have a quadruple amputation and facial reconstruction.
  • The subject of a major TV documentary on his rehabilitation, Alex’s turnaround is truly inspirational.
  • Alex delivers a brilliant keynote motivational talk, ‘A Minor Setback’ to organisations and conferences to help others overcome adversity and take on new challenges in life.

In November 2013 Alex Lewis collapsed and was rushed to Winchester Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. He was 33 years old with a partner and son of 3 years old. His only symptom leading up to this was the common cold and a sore throat. Within a few hours of his collapse, his vital organs were being supported mechanically, his blood forced around his body with nora adrenalin. His chances of survival given by the consultants for the first 3 days was less than 3%. He had contracted Strep A Toxic Shock Syndrome, Septicaemia and Necrotising Fasciitis. The immediate required action by doctors and surgeons was a quadruple amputation and extensive skin grafts and facial reconstruction as the infection ravaged his face and mouth as well as his limbs.

Alex  spent the next twelve months in hospital with many more ahead for extensive surgery and ongoing rehabilitation to learn to walk again.

A trust was setup to help fund Alex’s rehabilitation costs including wheelchairs, home adjustments, and prosthetics. Myo-electric, microprocessor and muscle intuitive prosthetics which are necessary for Alex to return to as near normal life as possible.

Media

Alex Lewis is creating headlines across UK media in 2016 as his story begins to be told in print and on various interviews on national television shows, such as ‘This Morning’ on ITV.

Documentary: The Extraordinary Case Of Alex Lewis – Channel 4 (UK)

This documentary is well titled: what initially appears to be a run-of the mill example of a generic documentary about extraordinary medical misfortune and the resulting need for heroism develops into the story of a man who was already in a bad place in his life before he lost part of his face and four limbs as a consequence of toxic-shock syndrome.

The director, Leonardo Machado spent two years with the Alex Lewis family creating an emotionally tough film that does not shy away from the harshness of Alex’s battle with adversity and the effects it had on his young son Sam and family.

Motivational Speaking

Through Alex’s “A Minor Setback” motivational talks he shows in a humorous and lighthearted fashion that a positive approach to life paves the way to a fulfilling life. That dealing with change and turning obstacles into opportunities can make anything possible. Appreciating what you have by accepting the things you can’t change and changing the things you can. Making a reality check on your priorities but never giving up on your dreams.

Alex has been asked to speak at a variety of events, from Fundraising Events, Corporate Dinners, School Awards Presentations and Medical Conventions.

If you would like Alex to make an inspirational speech at your event please do not hesitate to contact PROMOTIVATE Speakers Agency in London on +44 2078711829.

Alex Lewis

Motivational Speaker Alex Lewis
  • Aged 33 Alex collapsed with a common cold, he was given just hours to live and a 3% chance of surviving.
  • Contracting Strep A he was forced to have a quadruple amputation and facial reconstruction.
  • The subject of a major TV documentary on his rehabilitation, Alex's turnaround is truly inspirational.
  • Alex delivers a brilliant keynote motivational talk, 'A Minor Setback' to organisations and conferences to help others overcome adversity and take on new challenges in life.
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Alex Lewis

Motivational Speaker Alex Lewis
  • Aged 33 Alex collapsed with a common cold, he was given just hours to live and a 3% chance of surviving.
  • Contracting Strep A he was forced to have a quadruple amputation and facial reconstruction.
  • The subject of a major TV documentary on his rehabilitation, Alex’s turnaround is truly inspirational.
  • Alex delivers a brilliant keynote motivational talk, ‘A Minor Setback’ to organisations and conferences to help others overcome adversity and take on new challenges in life.

In November 2013 Alex Lewis collapsed and was rushed to Winchester Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. He was 33 years old with a partner and son of 3 years old. His only symptom leading up to this was the common cold and a sore throat. Within a few hours of his collapse, his vital organs were being supported mechanically, his blood forced around his body with nora adrenalin. His chances of survival given by the consultants for the first 3 days was less than 3%. He had contracted Strep A Toxic Shock Syndrome, Septicaemia and Necrotising Fasciitis. The immediate required action by doctors and surgeons was a quadruple amputation and extensive skin grafts and facial reconstruction as the infection ravaged his face and mouth as well as his limbs.

Alex  spent the next twelve months in hospital with many more ahead for extensive surgery and ongoing rehabilitation to learn to walk again.

A trust was setup to help fund Alex’s rehabilitation costs including wheelchairs, home adjustments, and prosthetics. Myo-electric, microprocessor and muscle intuitive prosthetics which are necessary for Alex to return to as near normal life as possible.

Media

Alex Lewis is creating headlines across UK media in 2016 as his story begins to be told in print and on various interviews on national television shows, such as ‘This Morning’ on ITV.

Documentary: The Extraordinary Case Of Alex Lewis – Channel 4 (UK)

This documentary is well titled: what initially appears to be a run-of the mill example of a generic documentary about extraordinary medical misfortune and the resulting need for heroism develops into the story of a man who was already in a bad place in his life before he lost part of his face and four limbs as a consequence of toxic-shock syndrome.

The director, Leonardo Machado spent two years with the Alex Lewis family creating an emotionally tough film that does not shy away from the harshness of Alex’s battle with adversity and the effects it had on his young son Sam and family.

Motivational Speaking

Through Alex’s “A Minor Setback” motivational talks he shows in a humorous and lighthearted fashion that a positive approach to life paves the way to a fulfilling life. That dealing with change and turning obstacles into opportunities can make anything possible. Appreciating what you have by accepting the things you can’t change and changing the things you can. Making a reality check on your priorities but never giving up on your dreams.

Alex has been asked to speak at a variety of events, from Fundraising Events, Corporate Dinners, School Awards Presentations and Medical Conventions.

If you would like Alex to make an inspirational speech at your event please do not hesitate to contact PROMOTIVATE Speakers Agency in London on +44 2078711829.

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