Born with Prader Willi Syndrome, a complex genetic condition best known for the insatiable appetite which leads to heart problems and diabetes and frequently life threatening obesity, Stuart has defied doctors to become the first sufferer to win a Silver and Bronze medal in the national disability swimming championships as an S14 swimmer. He then started running and completed 2 London 10 km runs and the great north run (7 days after having his appendix out). Not only has he raised thousands of pounds for the PWS association but has inspired many with the condition and their parents and carers to fight against the poor muscle tone, obesity, scoliosis and learning difficulties which the condition brings. Everyone he meets is amazed by his determination and spirited outlook, and have been able to see past the disability and respect him for who he is. Even the people on his old newspaper round miss him and say he was the best and friendliest newspaper boys they ever had. He reported anything suspicious to the police, kept his eye on the elderly and always had time to talk and make friends with their pets. Now setting out on his Gold Duke of Edinburgh award, he intends to continue his voluntary work in conservation. His keenness to help everyone, his enthusiasm and big smile has endeared him to all he knows. He doesn`t seem to understanding of the word `can`t` and as a result has achieved more than we ever dreamed possible. As a family we are immensely proud of him.