Tynedale torchbearer - Jess Colburn
Last updated at 12:41, Monday, 26 March 2012
WHEN Allenheads teenager Jess Colborn suffered a stroke, she needed to learn how to walk again.
The 19-year-old Haydon Bridge High School student showed great determination and persistence to get back on her feet, spending five agonising months rehabilitating in hospital.
On Friday, June 15, Jess will run with the Olympic Torch through Newcastle for a distance of around 300 metres.
She said: “It is absolutely amazing and I can’t believe it. I feel very privileged. It was a massive shock because I didn’t think I would be chosen, but I’m counting the days.
“I can’t really find the right words to explain how good it is.”
First published at 11:58, Monday, 26 March 2012
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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