Daniel is currently a student in the sixth form at Chepstow School. He joined the school in Year 7 and was an outstanding swimmer, regularly representing his club at a very high level. Unfortunately, Daniel was involved in an exceptionally serious accident where he was hit by a car, travelling at about 60mph, whilst crossing the road on his way to school. Daniel's injuries were numerous and severe and he was not expected to survive. He was placed in an induced coma whilst they tried to cope with his head injuries. During this time, his foot was re-attached to his leg. Daniel is a real fighter and has survived against all expectations. Due to his head injuries, Daniel's mobility has been impaired but the school has been amazed to see how he has progressed from being in a wheelchair to a frame and then crutches to walking unaided. He has also returned to school participating in disability swimming and cycling. He has passed his driving test. Last year, Daniel took part in a sponsored cycle-ride for the Handicapped Children Pilgrimage Trust. He rode a tandem, with his uncle, 600 miles across France to Lourdes raising money for the charity. Daniel is an incredible role model for students and staff and the school is incredibly proud of the courageous manner in which he has coped since his accident. He never moans, is always positive and is a real character held in high esteem by both staff and peers. He thoroughly deserves the honour of carrying the Olympic Flame.