Olympic torch joy for Ollie, 14

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BRAVE Ollie Cartwright has been named as an Olympic torchbearer.

Ollie, from Crick, was born with a rare genetic condition known as Pfeiffer Syndrome, which causes fusion of certain parts of the skull.

During his life the 14-year-old has had around 148 operations.

Ollie was nominated to be an torchbearer by family friend Sue Hartland who lives in Kilsby. He is now looking forward to carrying the flame through Market Harborough on July 2 as it makes its way across the country.

Julia said: “He was very ‘whatever’ to begin with until he saw on the TV exactly what it was all about and now he’s really proud but a bit bashful about it.

“He’s really looking forward to it and is a bit worried he might fall over and is going to practice running for it!”