Kev has Cerebral Palsy. At school in the 800 mtrs race he used to get lapped by his peers at the 200-300 mtrs mark but he still finished the race. He always loved football but was never very good at it. He used to go to EVERY training session but when it came to picking a team Kev was always left on the subs bench & only got to play for 5 mins at the end if the team had a comfortable lead.
Kev is an absolute inspiration to everyone he meets. He has overcome adversity in the most positive way. He has gone from wearing splints on both legs till he was 7 yrs to doing a Psychology Degree and gaining the BPS prize in his 3rd year as while he was doing his dissertation he was also training for the London Marathon (which he completed in 4 hrs & 42 mins) & he was a student ambassador & he looked after a man in a wheelchair for 12 hours a week all in his 3rd year at uni.
He now works for People First as a Health Fascilitator encouraging adults with learning difficulties to have a fitter & more active lifestyle by assisting them with diet and fitness regimes. He got this job by thinking up the project then writing a funding bid where he got £300,000 from the BIG Lottery to fund a 4 year project.
He will always go that extra mile and nothing is too much trouble to him. He has just got engaged to Sarah & says he is now complete. He would be a very worthy candidate to carry the torch & he would be so honoured to be chosen.