It was a difficult birth. Our son was in distress, the doctors revived his fragile little body and we held him in our arms. We were so proud. Such a happy child. He lit up everyone's lives. A little behind with his milestones, but through persistent effort he always achieved. Years of tests followed. He was 3 ½ when we received the devastating news that our beautiful son had suffered brain damage during his birth. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy and learning difficulties, it wouldn't stop him. Told he'd never play football for England he recently became British record holder for 5000m running with CP Sport. Alister, is now 20 and is proud that he has helped others by raising hundreds of pounds for charity, competing against able bodied athletes, and beating many. He's inspired to represent GB Paralympics team one day, and would be overjoyed to be an Olympic torchbearer.