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Olympic torch bearer

Amy Ing Olympic Torch BearerNOC patient tells her story of being a torch bearer in Bicester

Amie Ing, 16, from Aylesbury has been a paediatric patient at the NOC for more than five years and walked the Bicester leg of the torch relay around the county.

Amie said of her Olympic experience:

"On Monday 9 July, after what seemed like a lifetime of excitement and waiting, I took to the streets of Bicester with members of my family and friends waiting to watch my 'moment to shine'. All of them were expecting me to carry the torch in my wheelchair, but I decided that I wanted to walk the whole thing - it was a lifetime opportunity, and I knew if I didn't walk, that I would always regret it.

"As I walked down the streeet with my torch a lot of my friends and family cried with joy as they were so shocked and happy that I had been able to walk. The whole experience was amazing and to top it off, I was chosen to represent all of the torch bearers all over the world the following day to meet the Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and Lord Coe.

"I was chosen because of the things I have overcome in my life and it has shown me what hard work, determination and positive thinking can reward you with."