Oliver suffers from a genetic disorder called Pfieffers Syndrome and has been in and out of John Radcliff Hospital in Oxford all his life. He has had to undergo numerous operations on his skull and brain and will continue to have to undergo serious operations for a long time to come. He took part in a recent documentary on the cranio facial unit and I think all who saw him would see the plucky brave little boy I know so well! Additionally he supports other,younger children in the unit and I know his successes are a source of encouragement to the children and their parents. Oliver is also a typical teenager who is full of energy and fun and is well known in the Northamptonshire village where he lives. He takes part in scouts, loves motorbikes and has lots of friends. He is an inspiration to people of all ages who see the courageous way he deals with the day to day problems in his life. As Oliver has got older he knows and understands the implications of every trip to hospital and knows he will be in for a hard time, however, he still goes... I know Oliver would understand the honour of being a torch bearer and would truly relish the opportunity to be a part of the 2012 Olympics.