Alex Lewis Patron
I’m delighted to have been invited by Doreen to become a Patron of The Lee Spark NF Foundation
Doreen and I first crossed paths around 6 years ago when I had just been released from my seven months in hospital and I had arrived home as a triple amputee. Strep A did it’s level best to finish me off however thanks to the incredible NHS and Winchester and Salisbury hospitals I had survived. Words do not do justice to just how invasive and brutal Strep A can be but there was very little information for me and my family to begin to understand just what had happened and why.
The Lee Spark NF Foundation was the only source of information and thanks to Doreen and her team they offered much needed advice and support. Fast forward 6 years and I now lead an incredible life as a now quadruple amputee. The opportunities that have arisen from my situation are numerous however one is by far the most important and that’s the ability to help drive medical research. To be able to educate, highlight early signs, and promote research into prevention and treatment and offer a survivors perspective and feedback is crucial in helping to increase survival rates.
I’m very much looking forward to my role as a patron and I hope to be able to lend support and help drive change alongside Doreen and her incredible team.
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