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Jamie G.

United Kingdom

Part bionic man

Jamie Goodwin continues to inspire me every single day. Jamie was diagnosed with bone cancer as a teenager & battled all the odds to survive, but this isn't the reason I'd like to nominate him. As a result of the bone cancer, Jamie had his femur bone removed and replaced with a metal "bone". He could have used this as an excuse to limit his movement and exercise but instead he is doing extraordinary things. The doctor suggested he would never play cricket again when his bone was removed, but that only motivated him further. He now plays proudly of the England Physical Disability cricket team! Nothing makes me prouder than to see him put on his England kit. Additionally, this time last year, against advice he decided to take part in a charity challenge to climb, trek & cycle from one side of Costa Rica to the other. He was scared and nervous but he became the first disabled person to cross Costa Rica from East to West (something only 2 groups of people have attempted). Not only did he raise over £2500 for the charity close to heart but he conquered his fears and has grown in confidence even more. This trip showed him that on a bike he's as able bodied as the rest of us and he fell in love with the bike. I know he would LOVE the chance to be part of the Peloton family and continue to prove people wrong. As he gets older he wants to continue to push his strength and fitness and stay in the England PD team, cycling is one of the best ways for him to keep his fitness high.

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