We are proud and pleased to nominate our grand daughter Jessica Stalley, Jessica had major spinal surgery during April 2009.and endured two six hour operations. The operation was to straighten her spine by inserting two Titanium rods. During all this time there were no complaints, although there was a traumatic recovery period. She returned to school to complete her Mocks, what an inspiration she proved to be. Jess was and is a swimmer with `The Modernians Swimming Club`, she lost her performance but worked hard to achieve at County level. She volunteered to help with the younger pupils both at school and on Saturdays. Nominated in 2010 for a young volunteer of the year award. She also participates in `The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme` although enduring considerable discomfort when sleeping on hard ground etc. A couple of Facebook comments by her peers, `I like how you are in my form for these last two years and how you've always got a smile on your face`. `I like how we used to go to the same swimming club, how you were so brave when you had your operation, and yet you still amazing at swimming, how you are stunning and really pretty`. Following her operation she made the statement that `if in the future she couldn`t compete at Olympic level then perhaps she could compete in the Para Olympics!!! She truly inspires us as grandparents and has encouraged us to become involved in aspects of the Olympic games by entering the ballot for Tickets.