DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen, who had a life-changing experience when he lost an arm in a car accident in 1984, recently spoke to about the Raven Drum Foundation, which he founded with his now-wife Lauren Monroe to share his journey and help others discover their own paths to recovery.

"Looking in from the outside, some people may think that I'm doing this completely for other people's benefit," he said. "But really, it becomes this fantastic two-way street, where I meet some of the most incredible people who inspire me to go on as well and just to be a better person.

"You know, people have said to me: 'I don't know what I would have done if I'd have gone through what you went through.' I just turn around and say, 'Well neither did I.' Until you discover that part of yourself, it's inexplicable. You just have to go through the experience, and somehow you're inspired."

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