Barney Miller is different from most other Australian surfers: He’s quadriplegic. Miller’s got a severe spinal cord injury that paralyzes him from the waist down. Spinal cord injuries affect 3 million people around the world, so Miller is raising awareness for an upcoming race called the Wings for Life World Run, taking place all over the world to raise money and awareness for spinal cord injury research. You can see if there’s a race near you.
For those noticing that he has some use of his arms (which would make him a paraplegic and not a quadriplegic), he was initially diagnosed as a quadriplegic and has since gained some of the use of his arms back. Which makes this even more incredible.