Claire was diagnosed with cancer in 1997 when she was only 20. At the time she was playing hockey to an incredibly high standard for Scotland and Great Britain. That all changed when her shoulder blade was removed. Since then Claire has had 36 operations, a lot of treatment and she lives in constant pain; she is on morphine every day. However her attitude is amazing, she has been studying sports science and is setting up her own business for sports injuries. Claire also set up a young person group at Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres, so that young people like herself would have a place to turn and support whilst living with cancer. Claire could have played at the Olympics, carrying the torch will be her chance to shine.