Ryan Cinnamond fell ill on 11th November 2010. He was rushed to Belfast City Hospital where he underwent 10 hours of Surgery after sufferimg a ruptured aortic anuerism. Ryan had a 10% chance of survival and lost 7 litres of Blood. The following day Doctors were left with no choice but to amputate both Ryan's legs through the knee. Ryan remained in ICU for 3 1/2 weeks, treturning to theatre on Nov 24th and Dece 9th. After a brief spell at home Ryan developed a blood clot on his right lung.Through all his ordeal Ryan also lost a Kidney. Now nearly 12 Months later Ryan is walking with the assisatmce of prosthetic legs. What makes Ryan so special, is that he never complaine once during this terrible time in his life. Ryan was a very keen,competitive sportsman and lived life to the full. He is determined to life his life to the full and at present he continues with his studies after gaining great results with his GCSE's.Newry and Mourne District Council are delighted to have the privelige to niminate such a brave young man for this worthy honour of being a Torch Bearer.