Helen has suffered from M.E since a child, yet despite this she has been both an inspiration to her family and the wider community, within the UK, USA and Africa. She volunteers at her local basketball team every home game, having also recently completed her table officials level 1 qualification so she can volunteer evenmore. She undertook volunteer work during her degree, including in America helping in New Orleans after the flood despite suffering a broken arm immediately before the project. Currently studying for her Masters in sport and community development (part-time) whilst working in the UK, she is coming to the end of a volunteer project in Zambia with Edusport working in deprived areas of Lusaka. Utilising sport to benefit young people, educating them about HIV/Aids awareness. But helen is much more than a volunteer, she cares for me; her Mum and 2 brothers who have disabilities, never complaining. She shines like a light into the lives of everyone who meet her, her enthusiasm and dedication are infectious. We know the torch will light the way to London, we know Helen if chosen will spread that light even further.I volunteered for hurricane Katrina relief in 2007. My current course is Sport, Policy and Community Development.