FSDP scholar and gold medal winning Paralympian Andy Lewis met HRH Prince Charles recently when he went to Buckingham Palace to collect his MBE for services to triathlon.
Andy was involved in a motor-cycle accident in 1999 and after continual complications he had his leg amputated in 2005 and had to learn to walk again with a prosthetic leg. After getting a running blade he took up the triathlon eventually winning a Paralympic gold medal at the Rio games in 2016.
Andy was awarded a scholarship by FSDP to learn to fly in 2007. He passed his flight training and ground school exams and came away with his pilot’s license. He said “I felt I had proved to myself that I could achieve something incredible when I put my heart and soul into it, this was the start of my new journey”.