A Harley Street cosmetic and medical tattooist has started work on the face of a young father who was left disabled and disfigured by a devastating bug. Alex Lewis from Stockbridge in Hampshire had all four limbs amputated and part of his mouth and nose removed after contracting Strep A toxic shock syndrome. Karen Betts tattoos permanent make-up on celebrities but has offered to improve Alex’s looks for nothing. Kerry Swain went to his first appointment.
ITV December 22nd 2016 Alex Wishes All Our Viewers A Peaceful Christmas
It’s been an incredibly long journey – an extraordinary one – and he’s faced so much pain along the way. But, this Christmas, Alex Lewis says his life is better than ever.
Three years ago, Alex lost both arms and legs to a deadly infection. We’ve followed his journey in a series of incredibly personal reports. He’s still in constant pain – and has the challenge of raising up to £3 million during his lifetime to pay for artificial limbs. He […]
BBC South Today 2nd December 2016 The Stockbridge Lights Switch On
The Stockbridge Christmas light switch on
Celebrating the start of Christmas festivities in Stockbridge. Earlier Sally Taylor joined the crowds on BBC South Today as the Hampshire town switched on its lights with the help of the extraordinary Alex Lewis and his family. See more of Alex’s story here http://bbc.in/2gi0C0I
BBC South Today 2nd December Sally Taylor interview The Extraordinary Story of Alex Lewis
The extraordinary story of Alex Lewis
Three years ago Alex Lewis got a common cold which unexpectedly developed into a life threatening illness that changed his life forever. But tonight Alex and his family will be at the heart of Christmas celebrations in their home town of Stockbridge in Hampshire. Sally Taylor went to meet Alex, his partner Lucy and their 5-year-old son Sam.
A quadruple amputee will join a group of injured servicemen to kayak through freezing waters and around icebergs off the coast of Greenland.
Alex Lewis will spend eight days as the only civilian in the group taking on the challenge.
He spoke to BBC Breakfast about what led to his amputations, and the impact they have had on his life.
The quadruple amputee who needs the correct prosthetic