Kieran Maxwell carries the torch in Bishop Auckland
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Olympic torch: Kieran Maxwell continues after fall with torch

A boy who has had cancer was given huge support after continuing his relay stint despite falling with the torch.

Kieran Maxwell, 13, fell over but was quickly helped up by the torch security team and smiled as he carried on through Bishop Auckland, County Durham.

The teenager, from Newton Aycliffe, underwent chemotherapy after being diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma in 2010 and lost part of his left leg.

Olympic torch relay

  • 17 Jun 2012
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