Jack is a 15 year old boy who has suffered from Duchenne muscular dystrophy for the last 12 years. Jack doesn't let his illness stop him from doing anything he wants and in his own words "is doing the best he can to make the most of life". Jack doesn't see himself as different and never complains. He simply accepts that he has to do some things differently and doesn't let his disability hold him back. He enjoys the independence his electrically powered wheelchair gives him around the school site and values this opportunity to be just like any other 15 year old student. Jack doesn't expect special treatment, he likes to be one of the crowd, and this resilience has earned him the respect of his peers and staff alike. Jack is prominent in fundraising to improve the lives of others and last year was named Junior Fundraiser of the Year by Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. Jack is hoping to work in IT when he is older and he took a step towards this goal in March this year when he completed a one week work experience placement within our local council's schools' technical support team. Jack is extraordinary and we would love to give him the opportunity to show the country that, with determination, anything is possible and that he certainly won't let his illness hold him back or stop him from achieving his dreams. He is truly inspirational and would be a great representative for the spirit of the Olympic Games.