At age 17 Zoe was diagnosed with leukaemia and endured 4 years of gruelling treatment including a bone marrow transplant. At age 31 Zoe received another knock in her life. Following IVF treatment she gave birth to stillborn twins. Soon after this she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer which resulted in a major operation and more treatment. With typical optimism Zoe and her husband went through more IVF treatment which only resulted in the loss of a son born prematurely. Once again Zoe picked herself up and looked to the future. Despite these traumas Zoe maintains a cheerful, optimistic view on life and considers many other people to be worse off than her. She willing supports others when needed and freely gives her time to her local Brownie Pack and running club. I believe Zoe would be a worthy torchbearer as she is living proof that whatever knocks life brings you can always get up and start again. Her lively cheerful attitude to life will inspire others and reflect the Olympic ethos.