Fresh from her gold medal success at the World and British Transplant Games, 16 year old Rebekah Wagnell will be proudly carrying the Olympic torch in July.
The younger daughter of our Midlands and East Anglia sales manager Paul Wagnell won no less than five swimming medals at the latest World Transplant Games.
And now she has been selected as one of the 8000-strong relay team to carry the torch on its way to London 2012 for the 27 July start of this year’s Olympics.
Rebekah will be centre stage in Aylesbury on 9 July, one of 10 people aged from 13 to 61 due to carry the flame through the town.
It is one day in a 10 week relay which has been minutely planned to bring the torch within 10 miles of 95% of the population.
Diagnosed with chronic renal failure at birth, Rebekah owes her life to Paul, who donated a kidney to her 5 years ago when she was just 10 years old.
Paul Wagnell and his family live in Milton Keynes, just a few miles from Aylesbury, and are so proud to have Rebekah representing the UK in this way.