Tom Isaacs was diagnosed with Parkinson's at the age of 27. Tom is a truly incredible man. In 2002 he walked the 4500miles around the coastline of Britain raising £350,000 for Parkinson's research. En-route he met thousands of people with Parkinson's who were inspired and encouraged by Tom's extraordinary feat. Since then Tom has founded The Cure Parkinson's Trust, a charity dedicated to finding a cure that has directed more than £2.5 million into Parkinson's research world-wide. Tom regularly speaks to groups of people with Parkinson's and addresses international scientific and research conferences ensuring that the patient perspective is central to all research. Tom is the glue for the Parkinson's community. He uses humour to communicate the horror of this crippling disease and has provided a remarkable example of the importance of positivity when facing a condition like Parkinson's. He would be so honoured to carry the Olympic torch as for him it symbolises hope. Tom is based in London and Hertfordshire.