I am Lyndon Longhorne, 23 years old, cheeky, charming and just plain gorgeous. I am a Meningitis survivor, a quadruple amputee, Olympic torchbearer, young ambassador for Meningitis Now, working for a National company, studying sports management at Northumbria University, a sportswear clothing entrepreneur and a future Para Swimmer, phew!
Born in a Crook, County Durham, as a baby I contracted Meningitis and as a result lost my legs, part of my right arm and the tips of the fingers on the other hand when contracted meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia at eight and a half months old.
I decided at an early age that my disability was not going to hold me back, this is when I took to swimming and have never looked back. My ambition is to represent Great Britain, “I am a swimmer and swim most days. My ambition is to represent Great Britain at a Paralympic games in the future so I train very hard, I tell myself BELIEVE AND ACHIEVE.”
Over the years I have achieved multiple British Para Swimming Records. In addition to swimming I am not only working full time but also studying Sports Management at Northumbria University, where I train and compete on their Swimming Team. In the past I was nominated as a Sports Personality of the Year at the Sports Ball.
I love everything from: wake boarding, bowling, fast cars, clubbing and drinking with mates and am quite the ladies’ man. I adore football, gaming (PlayStation) and he have also started my own designer sportswear clothing brand, UnparaLLeledFitness.
I have a dream to do acting and modelling and am so delighted to be represented by TAINTED. Now I am so delighted to embrace any work that will come along. I don't want anything to hold me back and embrace everyday as a new challenge.