Laura was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in June 2009 a few months before her 30th birthday. She had just completed the Plymouth Half Marathon - her 4th. She is a primary school teacher in Ivybridge and worked up until the end of term in July, despite her diagnosis, to see her Year 6 class leave. She underwent chemo and radiotherapies, was off work for a year, and lost her hair. Then in May 2010, less than a year after diagnosis, she ran her 5th Plymouth Half Marathon to prove that cancer would not beat her. A year on and just weeks after her final reconstructive operation, she has just run her 6th half marathon - and has undoubtedly proved that she has beaten cancer, and continued running despite it. She is an incredibly brave, positive and inspirational person. She`s back at work now and doing an amazing job. Her cancer is gone and I`m sure that this is down to her positive attitude, sense of humour and healthy lifestyle. At school she is our PE co-ordinator, encouraging all children to take part in sports. She is a fantastic work colleague and great friend and I believe would be a fantastic and inspirational torchbearer for the 2012 Olympics.