My nominee has Downs Syndrome but has accomplished much in his young life. Since leaving school he has become quite self sufficient. He has won medals at the special Olympics for swimming and swims in the Down's Syndrome British and European championships. He was awarded East Ayrshire Councils disabled sports person of the year in 2009 and loves travelling having visited France, Spain, Poland, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. At College he studied IT and Business and completed challenges with the Princes Trust. He is at present doing voluntary work with the WRVS at our local hospital. Alan is a sociable young man involved with a local dance and music group, which he enjoys greatly, he loves performing and is at the centre of an extended family who enjoy attending social and sports activities with him. He is an inspiration to his family and friends and the opportunity of being involved with the Olympics would give him the greatest possible thrill.