John Saunders is a torchbearer in Folly Gate near Okehampton.
He has Motor Neurone Disease but is determined to make the most of his remaning life and has worked actively with the Motor Neurone Disease Association, not just to raise awareness but also to offer help and encouragement to other sufferers.
As the Olympic torch made its way to Taunton, Will.i.am, was named as a last minute torchbearer as thousands looked on.
Torchbearers have been cashing in on their torches and selling them for thousands of pounds. Sophia Cowburn's bid has exceeded £60,000.
The Olympic torch relay continues on it's journey from Exeter to Taunton