"Fate saw me born with deformed feet. The wise doctor at great Ormond street hospital advised against a childhood of operations and I had amputations at a year old. This get on with it attitude has guided my life since I grew up thinking taking my legs off was as natural as taking off shoes. I never doubted I was able to study medicine. For my elective in Kenya I went with my spare prostheses strapped to my rucksack. It has been challenging and tiring but then it is for all junior doctors. I am always happy to be asked about my `limp` as it highlights my abilities rather than my disability. I relish a challenge and was involved in an expedition across Nicaragina, films for the BBC - Beyond Boundaries. The creation of the Paralympics and the pre eminence of Paralympics GB is a great source of pride for our nation. I would be honoured to be part of it and inspire others to `get on with it`"