Drumming up health is goal of foundation

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen will never forget the support he received after losing his arm in a car crash in 1984.

"Everyone was there for me; I got letters from all over the place, places I couldn't even pronounce," said Allen, 44, who continued drumming with the British rock band after the amputation of his left arm.

His loss and famous subsequent recovery led to the Raven Drum Foundation, a nonprofit organization with a mission to empower those in crisis through healing arts programs, drumming events and partnerships that support global healing.

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