Heather is mother to ‘That Paralympic Show’ biggest fan, eight-year-old Billy, who is hemiplegic.
Billy made a video about Paralympic sport as part of a homework project. Heather sent the video to Channel 4 where the team were moved by what they saw; the video was shared and was picked up by LOCOG, IPC, BT Paralympic World Cup, Hemihelp charity and lots of Paralympic websites and athletes.
Heather is a bursar at Billy's school and has organised a Paralympic awareness day for the summer term giving children the opportunity to try disability sports as well as arranging trips to watch the BT Paralympic World Cup.
She is also the regional representative for Hemihelp charity and arranges events for parents and families to get together and socialise and helped to set up a new Facebook-based support group.
Heather was nominated by Deborah Poulton, Project Leader, Paralympics Channel 4.