On April 3rd 1999 Barney Miller’s mother, Helen Miller, received a call that all parents dread.
Everyone believed 19 year old Barney Miller was destined to become a pro surfer.
Having already been approached by sponsors, Barney’s lifelong dream was finally becoming a reality.
… but in an instant everything about the world he knew changed.
Barney’s mother, Helen, took the phone from her daughter’s hand and listened as a stranger explained how Barney had been involved in a serious car accident, and that he couldn’t feel his legs.
Barney was told he would never be able to use two legs and one arm, the ultimate diagnosis being C6 Quadriplegia. ‘His mum actually shocked me, she just went into super mum. When the accident happened she really stepped up. I was shocked at her strength, she just went full force, was by Barney’s side, whatever he needed, and was strong in her support’ Barney’s friend, Toby Webber.
With the incredible & relentless support from Helen, Barney would start an extraordinary journey to regain the use of his legs.
This inspirational story of exceptional will, unwavering spirit and sheer determination is documented in the feature ‘YOU and ME’, screening in Australian cinemas April 16, 2016.
IN AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND CINEMAS THIS APRIL
Active and life loving David ‘Barney’ Miller was a passenger in a tragic car accident that left him a quadriplegic, unable to use his arms and legs ever again. As expected, he enters a dark time in his life, but through the love and support of his family, friends (world surfing champion, Mick Fanning), and finding his soul mate, Kathryn ‘Kate’ Southwell, he takes on the impossible.
Q&A Sessions – Mick Fanning, Barney Miller, Kate Miller
Join us for a Special Event Screening of YOU and ME followed by a Q&A session with David ‘Barney’ Miller, Kate Southwell and their close personal friend World Surfing Champion Mick Fanning. This event is a once in a lifetime opportunity and is not to be missed.
Thu 28 April – Q&A Screening – Bondi ONLY
Fri 29 April – Q&A Screening – Pacific Fair ONLY
All participating sites sessions:
Sat 30 April – 3:00pm
Sun 1 May – 3:00pm
To view the trailer and buy tickets to the cinema release, please visit:
Active and life loving David ‘Barney’ Miller was a passenger in a tragic car accident that left him a quadriplegic, unable to use his arms and legs ever again.