Nick is known for his commitment to his work as a doctor, for his kindness and his determination. Sport has always been a major part of Nick's life but at the age of twenty-four Nick was paralysed from a spinal injury playing rugby. Since then he has devoted most of his professional life to helping others achieve their goals in sport. Not only has he helped many athletes at all levels to keep going with their chosen sport but has himself played wheelchair tennis internationally and continues to play a role in encouraging those with injury or disability to participate in sport whatever their level. Among numerous professional roles and achievements, he has attended seven Paralympic games and will be Chief Medical Officer for the British Paralympic team for the London games. Nick has shown enormous courage and determination, achieving far more than could ever have been expected following his injury and is an inspiration to others. In his life he has embodied the Olympic and Paralympic spirit and it would be fitting if he were chosen to carry the Olympic flame.