Day 47: Olympic Torch relay. Extraordinary courage of torchbearer Eddie

Sixty three year old Eddie Pleban carried the Olympic torch today, after a year after a stroke that his family didn't expect him to survive.

Eddie from Norwich, used to work helping young people at the city's YMCA. Then on the way home from visiting family in Australia he had a massive stroke on board a plane.

He spent ten days in hospital in Dubai before being flown home to be treated in this country. At that time he was paralysed from the neck down. But in the last few months he started to move his arms, to speak again, breath on his own and eat again.

He was nominated by his daughter to carry the torch, and when he heard he had been successful he was determined to get to his feet and carry the torch.

Watched by his family on the internet in Australia and hundreds of spectators at the Royal Estate at Sandingham amid emotional scenes this afternoon, he made that dream come true.