He is an 8-year-old who defied doctors, and walked to school - even though he had been told he would spend the rest of his life in a wheel chair. Today, Evan Whitton from Silsden has been presented with a new challenge - to bring the Paralympic flame to Yorkshire.
Evan has Cerebral Palsy and went to America for an operation that helped him to walk - the determination that got him through hours of painful physiotherapy impressed games organisers and led to him being chosen as a Paralympic Ambassador.
Victoria Whittam has his story so far.
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Much brighter than previous days this week. Decent sunny spells, large areas of cloud around North Sea areas
A few thunderstorms clipped Lincolnshire on Friday night, but they have now decayed and it should be mostly just cloudy on Saturday
It's goodbye to all that mist and low cloud from Sunday.