Fiona was born with a very severe facial disfigurement called a Cavernous Haemangioma. She started having operations at the age of four and to date has had 69 major operations to rebuild her face and skull due to the condition crushing alot of her facial structure. Fiona has been so brave throughout her life and is a real inspiration to everyone. Fiona works at Grimsby Hospital as a Senior Health Care Assistant and has done so for many years. Fiona has never hidden away because of her disfigurement and has occasionally given talks to college students to help the students understand what living with a disfigurement can be like. Fiona deserves the chance to take part in the Olympic torch relay because she is unique, inspirational, very brave and an all round champion of her cause, the cause being - Your life does not have to stop because you have a disfigurement.. Fiona also works front of house at Millers Tandoori Restaurant in Waltham near Grimsby and is very well thought of and respected in North East Lincolnshire for her strong determination to live as normal a life as anyone, while being seen to be out there in the public eye. Fiona was a Barnado's Champion Child Award winner in 1987 for Triumph over Adversity and was presented with her award by Diana, Princess of Wales at The Dorchester in London. Fiona has appeared on Kilroy to put the lives of others in perspective and to inspire people to live as good a life as they can and be proud of who they are!!!