Michael had a very hard start in life and was adopted into our family when he was 7. He has overcome many challenges in all areas of life and from being five years behind at school has caught up and just taken his GCSEs. A passionate athlete he belongs to Southampton Athletics club and despite his hypermobility and emotional vulnerabilities from his attachment disorder, he has been sports captain for his school and trialed for Hampshire in long jump and high jump this year. Michael attends Christians In Sport clubs and completed Bronze Duke of Edinburgh. He wants to be a wildlife and countryside ranger. Living with a close family which includes a wheelchair user has helped him develop his kind, caring nature and robust sense of identity within his adoptive family as a whole. Michael is one who loves life and is full of fun. Michaels 2 heros are Kris Akabussi and his Granddad Dave Bevis who encourages and shares his passion for sport, athletics, gym and him as a rounded person. He always gives his best and is a true advocate for the wonders of positive modern adoption. This is a once in a lifetime chance for a young man who has incredible capacity to make positive use of this experience. I cannot think of anyone more deserving.