CELEBRITIES will tonight pull together to support a brave young dad who has lost three limbs and parts of his face to a deadly bug.
Saints striker Jay Rodriguez will join hairdresser to the stars Guy Kremer for a fundraising event to support Alex Lewis, his three-year-old son Sam and partner Lucy Townsend.
As reported exclusively in the Daily Echo, the 34-year-old dad beat the odds to survive after a cold led to him fighting for his life in a coma within just hours.
Diagnosed with blood infection group A streptococcus, a normally harmless bacteria the body should filter out, in Alex’s case it developed into septicaemia and toxic shock syndrome.
Surgeons had to amputate both legs, his left arm and reconstruct his right arm.
The first fund-raising event is tonight at hairdresser Guy Kremer’s Winchester salon.
He has organised a blow-dry bootcamp from 4.30-7.30pm where people can get hair styling advice and a goodie bag for a £20 donation.
World Cup hopeful Jay Rodriguez will take a pair of his football boots signed by all the Saints team to the Parchment Street salon for the charity auction.
Proceeds will go to the Al Lewis Trust to help fund rehabilitation costs as the couple seek a suitable home in Stockbridge. Alex also wants to support the intensive care unit such as providing WiFi.
To support Alex, email firstname.lastname@example.org.