I was born with Cerebral Palsy and my Grandad has been there for me through good times and bad. He has been my rock and best friend - in his words - 'one of the lads'. When I was four years old, my Dad died and Grandad immediately stepped into his shoes, taking early retirement from work, he has been a constant source of support, played with me tirelessly as a child and given me the opportunity to experience life to the full. He has been selfless and always put my needs first. I play Boccia for England (a paralympic sport) and he has made and adapted equipment for me, in order for me to participate and achieve fully in my sport. In 2009, aged 77, he was diagnosed with cancer and even though going through rigorous treatment, which must have made him feel dreadful, he never complained and continued to help me practice my sport in weekly training sessions. Luckily, he fought this battle and won. By nominating him I am showing my love and appreciation for everything he has ever done for me.