In 2008, Corporal Michael Lewis was injured whilst serving in Afghanistan. With only 6 weeks left on his second tour before he returned home. Michael was engaged by enemy forces and during an intense fire-fight was hit by an explosion. He was left with blast wounds which nearly severed his left arm, shrapnel wounds to his left knee and blast wounds to his right leg which led to a below knee amputation. The injuries led to him being medically discharged from the army and life as Michael knew it was changed forever.
Michael met with Abdo and after his initial consultation, Abdo designed a number of gym and extreme sports prosthesis for a very active Michael who wanted to enjoy a challenging lifestyle. fitted with a BioDapt Versa foot specifically built to offer customisable performance for sporting application. In no time at all, Michael was back on his bike performing better than ever.
The turning point
Michael now promotes The Royal British Legion, through fundraising and volunteer support, he takes part in sporting activites such as marathons, motocross, skiing and other extremes sports.
“Through intense rehabilitation and determination, I have overcome adversity and taken on the world. I have learnt to ski, and continued to ride and compete in motocross competitions around the country.”