My daughter Allannah 21 is an absolute inspiration. Born with a complex congenital condition & very poor prognosis she has battled the odds. She walked when she shouldn't have walked, talked when she shouldn't have and fought every step of the way to live her life to the full inspiring us to do the same. As one example, when we signed up to be permanent foster carers she underwent training so she could fully support us to care for the two new additions to our family. She has worked continuously now returning to college to study social care in order to support other young adults with disabilities because she understands the challenges they face and wants to support them. Allannah is a successful member of a local disability swimming club winning 4 gold medals at the national championships. She wanted to give something back so underwent training earlier this year to coach young disabled swimmers. Her first swimmer has went from non swimmer to swimmer in a matter of months winning the club prize for most improved swimmer this year! All this from a young woman who suffers severe joint and nerve pain every day of her life. She is partially sighted, has problems with her hearing, is weak down her left side, hydrocephalus and epilepsy. She doesn't let any of this stop her and always adopts a smile regardless of how she is feeling inside. Allannah is truly inspirational and would be a worthy torch bearer for all young people, particularly those with disabilities.