WESTON — A Weston teenager is getting ready to head overseas for the trip of a lifetime! She was chosen to be an Olympic torchbearer in England!
13-year-old Peyton Medick is one of 22 Americans who will run with the Olympic torch. She was chosen because of her extraordinary efforts.
At eight years old, Medick started an organization called “Peyton’s Promise,” to help fight hunger. She says she saw something on TV about it and it really moved her.
“There was a little boy named Ivan Stevens, and he didn’t know what breakfast, lunch and dinner even meant. This was where I felt called to make a difference in the problem of hunger,” Medick said.
To date, “Peyton’s Promise” has collected over 60 tons of food, and raised thousands of dollars. Medick’s mother secretly entered Peyton as a candidate to carry the torch, and didn’t tell her until she got a spot.
As you’d imagine, Peyton says she’s very excited. She will carry the torch on July 9th.
The 2012 Summer Games start on July 27th.