I would like to nominate this courageous young women who has been an inspiration to young people. Michelle has had a difficult journey through the care system and has struggled with everyday living. She has learning difficulties and special needs but still manages to smile everyday even when her school days were hard and difficult due to her problems, discrimination towards her was a major issue. Michelle`s journey started at three years old after a tragic childhood of abuse and neglect through no fault of her own. She is still with my family and is a credit to young people. Michelle has devoted her life to caring for unwanted dogs and volunteers in our local animal rescue society. Her needs are now used to transforming the lives of animals and gives readily her time to care and love even the most difficult of animals, especially dogs. Michelle is often seen walking in the rain, snow and sun lifting the hearts of unwanted strays, I have yet to see an animal that does not respond to her loyalty and love. Apart from that she always has a kind word for the elderly and offers a hand of friendship to those in need, she has earned her respect and trust from the community. Michelle has been a pleasure to care for during her difficult life and we feel honoured to have shared part of her life she has showed us what faith is. She is an amazing and generous young women who has given so much to others, I feel she deserves to be in the relay as I know she would be so proud.