Truly inspirational, Tom always has a ready smile and a joke despite having an underlying genetic condition which has never had a unifying diagnosis. He has been in and around hospitals from birth. Tom was diagnosed with scoliosis at an early age and underwent spinal surgery in the summer of 2010. Unfortunately the operation did not go smoothly and left him paralysed on his left side and unable to walk. He spent time in the Stoke Mandeville Spinal Unit and slowly began to regain movement. He is now out of his wheelchair and re-learning how to run. What better goal could he have when doing his physiotherapy than knowing that he was going to be an Olympic tourch bearer who could represent the young people at the John Radcliffe and Stoke Mandeville Spinal Injuries Unit. Tom never gets down and makes the most of the life he has got. He is an example to everyone who knows him.