My son Jack suffered a severe traumatic brain injury in January 2010. He underwent life saving surgery and 14 months in rehabilitation. The accident left him with right sided hemiplegia and no speech or swallow. Since then with therapy and physio he has learned to eat and talk. He has a realistic goal of being uble to walk unaided by Christams this year. Since his accident we were told he had he been 10 years older the surgeons wouldn't have operated. He has been told he is unlikely to ever gain a functional walk or use his right arm. He is now being told that he will gain the use of both. At every step he has exceeded the expectations of medical staff. He will return to college in September and plans to marry his fiancee 'when they're ready'. He deserves the honour of carrying the Olympic torch as an inspiration to anyone who has had to overcome a life-changing event and shows incredible fighting spirit.