Bromley father to release song after daughter lost limbs to meningitis

PUBLISHED: 13:07 13 December 2012

Manuel Chowdhury, 26, with three-year-old daughter, Alissa.

Manuel Chowdhury, 26, with three-year-old daughter, Alissa.


The father of a young girl who lost both her legs and one arm after contracting meningitis on her first birthday is set to release a fundraising song.

Manuel Chowdhury, 26, of Bromley and his band Urban Prophecies have recorded a cover of Athlete’s Wires as their first single, all in aid of the Meningitis Trust.

His three-year-old daughter, Alissa, lost her limbs due to blood restriction and poisoning as a result of the illness which, in extreme cases, can be lethal in a matter of hours.

Despite the ordeal, Manuel and his wife Samantha mantain that their daughter is “one of the happiest little girls” having recently become a big sister to three-month-old Lucas.

He said: “It’s been an eventful couple of years to say the least, but she is so positive and has the use of prosthetics and a wheelchair.

“We don’t get too upset because she’s so happy, we don’t really have a right to.

“The words in the song appropriate and I try to avoid the word rap, but the spoken poetry means a lot.”

To hear Wires by Urban Prophecies, visit

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