Lili is 12 years old and is one of the most determined little girls I know. As her mother you'd probably expect me to say that, but over the last few years Lili has coped with a number of challenges. At the age of 6 she was found to have significant hearing problems and was ultimately fitted with bilateral hearing aids. She's always coped with these really well and has been proud that she's a bit different. EVen at the age of 12 she is happy to share the positive side of this disability with other children of her age who are often avoidant in their approach to their hearing loss and aids. Lili has a 1:1 for some studies in school and uses a radio aid and despite the big jump from primary to secondary school this year, she has coped with all the challenges this had thrown at her. Last year she also endured a raft of tests on her heart and liver after it was ultimately diagnosed she has a rare genetic condition. I think her determination and her continued empathy towards others in similar situations makes her an ideal nominee for torch bearer when it comes to Lincoln. Not only does she try to be the best she can be - For a 12 year old, she also shows great respect for other people with disabilities and strongly believes in treating people fairly.