|Louis in the green room at No Limits|
A few years back Louis had a scooter accident in Thailand and severed his spinal cord. This meant he lost all feeling from below his belly button, and is now unable to walk.
Louis has been receiving stem cell treatment to help him walk again. He has traveled to India and China a few times to receive this treatment and plans to go back to India next March to receive more treatment. The treatment is working slowly for Louis.
Here is a video of Louis training for stem cell treatment.
A benefit concert was held yesterday at the Corner Hotel to help fund Louis’ next trip. I caught up with my friends Elvira and Jo and a couple of others, and Louis of course.
|The beautiful Elvira and I|
It was a fantastic afternoon featuring music by legends of Australian rock, and a song or two by Louis.
The line-up was Charles Jenkins, Nick Barker (from Nick Barker and the Reptiles), Kim Salmon, Dave Graney, Brian Hooper (from Beasts of Bourbon) and Ash Naylor (from Even). I loved the story telling through their music.
I met and interviewed a few of the musicians for a future article, and though I was only familiar with a few of their musical histories, I was a little star-struck.
|Charles Jenkins and Arthur Starr|
|Nick Barker and Brian Hooper|
|Louis Rowe thanking the crowd and the bands|
|Charles Jenkins guitaring Louis up|
|Louis belting his song out|
It was a wonderful afternoon and a great cause. If you’d like to donate money to assist Louis on his stem cell treatment journey, you can make a donation:
Rock on Louis!