This young man was born with congenital glaucoma and although has some vision is registered blind. He has undergone many operations during his life to save what sight he has. He is an inspiration to all young disabled people. He has gained a First class honours degree in Music, he has run 2 London Marathons raising £3,500 for worthy eyesight charities. He has trained as a football coach and also plays in a disabled football team. His philosophy in life has always been that it is no use in complaining you just need to get on with life and experience whatever you can. He works full time in a local college and also uses his musical talent to help raise funds for worthy causes on Merseyside and also for National and International causes having performed at the Royal Albert Hall in 2004 for the Refugees of Darfur. A few years ago he was attacked while travelling on a bus which left him needing an operation to one of his eyes which involved having a valve implanted and also the use of donated tissue. This experience would make many a person give up helping others but with Andrew this has not been the case. He has regularly continued his charity work and has been presented with many awards for t his. As previously stated Andrew is an inspiration and his enthusiasm in everything he attempts is wonderful. He is a well liked member of the local community and also at his place of work. I feel Andrew should carry the Olympic Torch as a thank you for being such a wonderful person.