Lewis Brimble has just returned from the World Transplant Games in Argentina after winning a gold medal in the Badminton Singles Competition. Lewis joined more than 800 other transplant athletes from 44 countries across the globe.
The JTYAF was honoured to support this inspirational young man and delighted to contribute to the expenses for his trip.
He was selected to represent his country after his success in the 2013 and 2014 British Transplant Games and swept aside competition from around the world to win gold in the Badminton Singles.
Lewis was diagnosed with MPGN, a life-threatening kidney disease, when he was 9 years old and after years of dialysis and gruelling medical treatment he received a transplant from his mum, Su, in 2011. Sadly his condition is again deteriorating and without the life-saving drug Eculizumab he will be forced to return to dialysis. His mum, Su, continues to fight the NHS to gain approval for this drug.
Picture courtesy of the Bournemouth Daily Echo.