Dozens of friends and family were there to support her, including Martin Chittell from Avenues Trust (individually planned support in residential settings for people with learning disabilities and mental health issues). Avenues Trust nominated Laura to become Torchbearer.
“The crowds were amazing and I was so excited to carry the torch. I enjoyed every minute," said Laura.
“We're so grateful to everyone for the part they've played in enriching Laura's life,” said Ruth, Laura's mother.
Laura was also selected to work as a volunteer during the London Olympics. She is working at the Events Services in the Olympic Park.
65 athletes and 5 volunteers from Special Olympics Great Britain and Ireland served as Olympic Flame Torchbearers over the course of the 70 days and 8,000 miles Torch Relay.