My husband has always strived to help others and over the years has raised over £90,000 for charity. However, in 2006 whilst training for the New York marathon he had 2 strokes and has been left partially sighted, with other health issues. He has fought to regain his health, whilst at the same time becoming a voice, locally and nationally, for the stroke survivor - ensuring their views are heard regarding their future care and rehabilitation. He established a branch of the charity Different Strokes and has enriched the lives of survivors, working tirelessly to help those struggling with the challenges of a stroke. Despite his own challenges he returned to University and this year will complete an MSc in Therapeutic Counselling, enabling him to further help those in need. He is an amazing person and would be honoured to represent stroke survivors in carrying the Olympic flame of hope.