Alfie has dealt with so much and yet is such an inspiration himself. Aged 13 Alfie has already endured open heart surgery with further heart operations to follow in the future. Then devastatingly aged 6 and a talented football player he was struck down with a rare hip disease which delivered him life-changing news which meant he was to be totally wheelchair bound for the foreseeable future. Alfie lost alot of his friends at school who couldnt deal with him being in a wheelchair, the popular footie crazed little boy found himself not being invited to birthday parties or sleepovers anymore & couldnt understand why! Support from family & friends made Alfie look forward in life & he began his passion for wheelchair tennis closely followed by wheelchair basketball & archery. Alfie has excelled all our expectations & has made us so proud of him. Alfie holds a British record and has retained his junior national title for a third year running. Alfie is ranked 11th in the world, is the British No3 & youngest Jnr in the GB squad. Alfie has inspired numerous friends to do sport not only to keep fit but more importantly for fun had & great friendships made & takes time out from his hetic training schedule to train with his friends & to be part of such a loyal team. Being chosen as a 2012 torch bearer would be the greatest gift you could give my son who has given so much. His dream is to compete in the 2016 paralympics & this would be the start of his fantastic journey.