Every doctor that he saw told him that he would never be able to regain the use of his legs, let alone walk, or even stand. Miller decided that he wasn't going to subscribe to what the medical professionals were telling him, and that he was going to be the master of his own destiny.
Just think about that for a moment. Doctors telling you that the game is over, there is nothing that they can do. How would you handle it? Miller did what couldn't be done, and it was all worth it. When the day came to marry the love of his life, he stood up in his red velvet jacket and black top hat, and danced on the most important night of his life.
The film You and Me, actually follows his, what can only be described as heroic, journey.
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