For Barney Miller, no means go as he vows to walk again
THE life and times of Barney Miller and the challenges he faces to again stand on his own two feet is the focus of an independent documentary that's soon to be released.
'No Means Go' follows the Sawtell local's determined rehabilitation through the groundbreaking program Project Walk in the United States.
"Fourteen years ago I was a passenger in a severe car crash," Barney said on the release of the doco's teaser.
"I broke my C-5/6 vertebrae in my neck and was paralysed.
"According to doctors I would never be able of breathe by myself . . . and definitely never a chance of ever walking again.
"In 2009, 10 years later I found Project Walk and haven't looked back.
"Just two weeks ago I took my first assisted steps in a walker.
"Don't ever let anyone tell you that you cannot achieve your dreams."
The documentary came about after Barney was approached by three New York film students Taylor Monte, Lorenzo DeCampos and Kristen Fajt.
Since then the filmmakers have followed Barney's life including his fundraising efforts through the Barney Miller Surf Classic to assist other disabled surfers.
To watch the teaser click here.