Heather was born prematurely and has Cerebral Palsy and various other medical conditions as well as a congenital spinal problem which is unrelated to the previous conditions. Despite constant pain she is taking a computing degree and gives all her spare time to helping a part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender group aimed at young people struggling with their sexuality and the attitudes of others including that of their families who often have disowned them. Heather campaigns for their rights, organises activities and events and this includes her taking part in outdoor sports, camping and hiking. Heather has always tried her best and tried to maintain good humour despite her pain and discomfort. She gives her time freely and goes beyond what is required of her. She bakes for the group including birthday cakes and voluntarily sits on committees. She was recently put forward for Manchester`s inspirational young person of the year. She has already signed up to volunteer for the games. Heather also cares for her family , she helps out with her autistic eight year old brother by picking him up from school, babysitting and supporting her mum with her health issues. Heather is a true example of how attitude can overcome disability and that despite personal difficulties it is possible to put others first and support society.