From a sarcoma diagnosis and an amputation, to raising millions with Children in Need, Lewis is determined to take on the world.
“But that first step on board was freedom. I went from thinking I was going to fall in, to being perfectly fine. I had help from the skipper too. It is an amazing experience to be able to sit on a boat because, initially, you have your leg amputated and you think there’s so much you’re not going to be able to do. Knowing now that I can get on a boat perfectly fine has helped me take each day as it comes. I take days to their full advantage.”
Being taken out of his comfort zone gave Lewis his optimism back after the ‘hardest year of his life’ during his treatment. He’s back playing football and is training to become an athletic sprinter.
“A lot of what I’m doing now is help from the Trust itself,” he said. “Because they’ve helped me build up to be the person I am now. Before, I would take certain things as they came. Now I’m determined to take on the world. This is who I am now and this is how it’s gonna stay.”