Harminder to Carry The Torch
Harminder will be carrying the Olympic torch through one of the Gravesend stages of the route on July 20th.
Harminder was picked for this honour in recognition of the bravery she has displayed coping with a heart condition she was diagnosed with aged two. This heart condition has meant she has had to have heart surgery twice and suffered seizures one of which, just before her 14th birthday, led to Doctors fitting her with a pacemaker. Despite these setbacks, Harminder is very excited that she has been selected; she is looking forward to getting her Torch bearer kit and is thrilled that she will be able to keep her Olympic torch! Soon Harminder and her family are to attend several special events, one of which will be the first at the new Olympic Stadium.
Despite setbacks in her life, Harminder believes that she has learnt not to take time for granted, to treat life as precious. When she spoke to me recently she explained that many of her friends and teachers have helped her to stay positive and to push herself to do the same things as everyone else around her. Harminder speaks highly of Mr Lamb, her CCF instructor and she says that the honour of carrying the Olympic torch is a tribute not just to her overcoming adversity but also a thank you to her family, friends and teachers at Gad’s Hill.
Congratulations Harminder, Gad’s is very proud of our own Olympic representative.