Two years ago Sam White collapsed. A tumour imploded causing massive pressure in his brain. Sam was given an hour to live without treatment and follow on treatment was only given because he tried to communicate and move. He was left unable to see, speak, walk, move his arm and had massive memory loss. Sam has had to relearn EVERYTHING. Sam has had to live with the effects of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and brain damage. Sam has always been passionate about sport and been determined to succeed and not allow his medical problems stop him enjoying sport. Sam returned to school after his ordeal demonstrating continuing commitment to sport by doing his young leader award and volunteering many hours at community events. Sam was awarded The Grove School 'Inspiration Award'. Sam's work has also spread to the wider community; he has raised money, lobbied MP's, raised awareness of brain tumours and their symptoms nationally, visited the NUT London for workshops with teachers. Sam is a superb role model who has battled against the odds always trying to improve things for others and working hard to combat his fears/anxiety. He smiles on his bad days, forgives those who forget his daily struggle and bravely faces up to the fact that he is different from two years ago and 'getting on with it'. Sam is an inspiration to all and really deserves his chance to 'shine' by being given the opportunity/privilege of carrying the Olympic Torch. He represents ALL the Olympic Values by 'being Sam!'