Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

You, Me and Now the World; Surfer's Tale against All Odds

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

You, Me and Now the World; Surfer's Tale against All Odds

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YOU and Me follows the true story of David "Barney" Miller, who had an emerging professional surfing career cut short 17 years ago when he was left quadriplegic following a tragic road accident.

Told by doctors he wouldn't breathe independently or use his right arm or legs again, Miller's story traces his unbreakable bond with soul-mate Kate Southwell, who helped him beat impossible odds.

It all started when Miller, drinking heavily after reality had set in and Southwell, a troubled girl trying to start a new life, had a chance meeting.

"We were both in a dark place, but we saved each other and have grown together," Southwell said of the pair's journey

"I never realised how much Barney's journey was going to help me grow as a person and it's been incredible."

Miller made it his mission to not only ask Southwell to marry him, but kneel to propose, stand at the altar and dance at their wedding.

Through the bond, his determination and help of best mate Mick Fanning, Miller defies all belief in moments that must be seen to be believed. …

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