Matt Howes DJ With One Arm - Monday 21st October 2013

Matt Howes survived a life-threatening accident and the amputation of his arm to become one of the world's leading - and most respected - DJs. The 25-year-old suffered an horrific- near fatal - crash on his moped while travelling across the famous party destination of Malia in Crete in July 2011. Many would have expected his career as a pro-DJ to come to an end as a result of this. But instead of letting it stop him, he made a miraculously comeback - more determined than ever before to pursue his professional passion. . . Incredibly, a mere two weeks after leaving hospital, Matt was back playing in front of a 1,000 strong crowd, despite not having practised one-handed. . . and with 70 stitches still intact. Matt has subsequently held residencies all over the world in addition to recently making a brave return to the destination of his accident. In 2013 he is due for a DJ tour in South Africa and Mauritius in addition to plans in his home country of UK. This year he also took over the radio airwaves on Semtex's BBC Radio 1Xtra show as part of the station's Xtra Talent showcase. He is also about to be unveiled as ambassador for the great work of UK charity 'The Limbless-Association' who provide information and support to UK amputees and the limb-loss community. They plan an array of fundraising activity and appearances with Matt throughout 2013 and 2014 with the charity. Matt says: "I was told it was touch and go at one point - apparently if I'd have got to hospital two minutes later I'd have been dead. "Where there's a will there's a way. I use a lot of equipment now that helps me. There's a guy who built me a foot pedal so I could scratch again. It is hard using one arm, but now it's the norm to me - I haven't got a choice. "It's taken me a long time to come to terms with the fact that I have one arm and I've just adapted... but in a strange way I now feel that this was all meant to be the way it was. I think coming as clos - - Monday 21st October 2013 (1 image)

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