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Zakia Begum- Carrying The Olympic Torch From Her Wheelchair

March 19, 2012

When Zakia Begum found out she had been chosen to carry the torch she said she was so happy she cried.

The 21-year-old has a form of muscular dystrophy and is a wheelchair user.

She has recently starred in a short film about disability awareness and helped develop a disability awareness campaign.

She said: “I was thinking ‘I hope I’m not dreaming’. I’m really, really looking forward to it.”

Are you DisAbled? Have you been chosen to carry the Olympic torch? If so, please do let us know!

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