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Meningitis Survivor carries Olympic Torch

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Posted by Chris Wilson on 28 May 2012

Text copied from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-17384182


William Hardy, 14, from Newcastle, was nominated to become a torchbearer by Newcastle City Council.

After contracting meningitis when he was 23 months old, both of his legs and half his left arm had to be amputated.

In 2009, Mr Hardy joined a school swimming club and was identified for a disability talent identification day, where it was recommended he join Gosforth Dolphins.

Within three months he was a national champion and is now in the 2011 British Disability Swimming world class talent programme.

He has also expanded his sporting talent by becoming a keen cricketer, recently playing as captain for the Newcastle Wasps Cricket Club.

His mother Hilary said: "Will is an inspiration to me everyday."

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Posted on 15 June 2012

Comment by Karl

Good lad well done

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