Angus was a sports student and county rugby player until he was diagnosed with leukaemia at Christmas 2008. It has been and is still a long haul but he has faced it with good grace and humour. All being well, his chemo will finish just a few days before his 18th birthday in May 2012. Along with many of the usual side effects of chemotherapy Angus has also been afflicted with AVN, a bone condition that has affected his hips. This has confined him to a wheelchair and may mean a hip replacement when his main treatment is over. Being diagnosed with a potentially life threatening illness is hard enough but at the age of 14 is very tough. Angus, however, has been an inspiration to his friends and family, by the way in which he has coped and laughed off his frequent hospital visits and feeling un-well. He has still managed to attend many of the games played by his rugby team mates and has helped raise thousands of pounds for Addenbrooke's and Bedford hospitals as well as cancer and leukaemia charities. I think that the courage and inspiration he has shown and his previous (and hopefully future) sporting achievements make him an ideal candidate to be an Olympic torch carrier.