Nathan was born with Down's Syndrome and Perthes Hip Syndrome. His parents were told he would never walk. However, with their dedication he did and he attended special schools for education. At 16 an event occurred that would change his life for ever. He attended a fitness centre that specialised in exercise for disabled people and those with special needs. Nathan started training and then took up competitive power lifting. Over the last 12 years he has won the British, Welsh and Scottish championship titles as a junior and senior lifter. He has won three Gold Medals at consecutive four-yearly UK Special Olympic Games. This year he represents his country as part of Team GB in the World Special Olympic Games in Athens. Nathan volunteers in the Fitness Centre and helps elderly and disabled clients to exercise. He is an inspiration to all who know him. He always has a smile on his face and is very caring and respectful. Nathan is a valuable member of the team that received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Work in 2007.