Barbara is an inspiration who does not look for reward and this is why she would be perfect to carry the Olympic Torch. When I told her that I wanted to nominate her, she said she felt honoured. For the past 10 years, Barbara has been a loving foster carer to our son Joseph now age 12 who has complex mental and physical disabilities. The loving care with which Barbara and her family have looked after Joseph and welcomed him into their home has been inspirational. Their support for Joseph has never wavered even during times when he has been unwell and in hospital when Barbara slept at his bedside. Barbara always has Joseph`s best interests at heart and he has grown through her care to be a happy and healthy young man. The fact that Barbara and her family also foster other young children in need is further proof of what an exceptional caring family they are. In fact they all deserve to carry the Olympic Torch. Barbara and her exceptional family are truly inspirational and the most amazing thing is, I don`t think they fully realise their achievements. There is no one I can think of who deserves to carry the Olympic Torch more than Barbara.