The walking has been quite incredible. At first it didn't seem that incredible. It wasn't until I got home and played with Sam - I was able to help him with far more than I ever could before
– Alex Lewis
Last June, we met astonishingly brave Alex Lewis, who went to bed feeling unwell one night unaware of the living nightmare he was about to face. Left fighting for his life when bacterial infection Strep A developed into multiple organ failure, septicaemia and toxic shock syndrome, Alex battled against the odds.
After multiple amputations - which saw him lose both his legs, one arm, lips and part of his nose - Alex made the most remarkable recovery. But in a cruel twist of fate, the day after our interview, Alex was given the news he was to lose his other arm, because the flesh-eating bug had attacked that too.
Despite all he and his family have been through, Alex walks into the studio on his new prosthetics today to achieve his one Christmas wish.