I am nominating my son Adam to carry the torch on behalf of his civil partner whom he nursed at home for the past twelve months. His thirty year old partner Mathew was diagnosed with an inoperable mid brain malignant tumour in February of 2010. Adam is a trained nurse and dedicated himself to ensuring Mathew had the best possible last year of his life. During the last month Mathew was completely bed bound and in the last two weeks of his life he drifted into a state of unconsciousness. Adam provided him with everything possible to relieve suffering and transition peacefully out of life. Adam`s remarkable dedication and love was made even more difficult given that his day job is that of a nurse in the Thames Valley Hospice in Windsor. Everyday he helps people through this similar process and i am so proud of his unending compassion and dedication to this honourable activity. Mathew was a remarkable young man also and at the age of thirty it was so difficult to see his young flame extinguished so early. It would be the most wonderful opportunity and gift for Adam to carry the Olympic flame not only for the recognition of the great games, but symbolically carrying the flame for Mathew such that for all time we can remember him with love. We will be reminded that like the Olympic games life comes and goes in cycles, but the spirit endures on. I cannot give Adam a medal but through this nomination I express the pride that I feel in his selfless dedication to other human beings.