The 7-time Grammy winning band Coldplay have donated £10,000 (roughly $15,000 USD) to a quadruple amputee Alex Lewis’ charity trust.
We first reported on Alex Lewis in January 2015, when a group called the Pilgrim Bandits began helping Lewis after he lost his limbs and portions of his face, as the result of a devastating Group A Streptococcus infection that eventually developed into septicemia and toxic shock syndrome.
According to a news story by BBC, the band’s front-man Chris Martin, emailed Lewis personally, stating, “I was very moved by your story having read about it recently and wanted to reach out and say how incredible your approach to life is and inspiring. It seems like you have been on an amazing journey and handled it with awesome force. …I hope you are doing good and thank you for renewing my faith in life.”
The story also reported that Lewis’ trust manager was “astonished” by the donation by the band, and that the donation was “such a lift” for Lewis, who may use the donation to go toward paying for a new pair of prosthetic legs.
Lewis will join the Pilgrim Bandits on July 11th, 2015 in a Guinness World Records skydive bid featuring over 300 skydivers.
Chris Martin image courtesy of Coldplay Facebook page.
Alex Lewis image courtesy of Alex Lewis Trust Facebook page.
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