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Senior with Cerebral Palsy Gets a Chance at Basketball Dream

By UTV44

Austin Miller, a young man with Cerebral Palsy, has spent most of his high school career at Faith Academy as a manager for the basketball team, until his team gave him a surprise of a lifetime.

“He’s a huge part of our team, maybe on the outside not so much because he is filling water bottles, or cleaning up spills on the floor, but he’s a big part of the team,” said head coach of the basketball team at Faith Academy, John Price.

During the senior night for the team, Miller was announced as one of the starting players.

“It’s always been a big dream of his, and I’ve always wanted him to realize that dream, and I think tonight is going to be very special for all of us,” said Shawn Bernard, Miller’s friend and team mate.

Miller missed a couple of shots in the warm up, but didn’t skip a beat during the game. He sent the crowd in an uproar when he scored the first two points for the Rams.

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