Argyll & Bute Awards 2013 Winner: Robert Miller
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Spread the word
Truth About Youth recently teamed up with successful Grants Fund applicants, Argyll and Bute Youth Forum to help them spread the word of all the fantastic work done by the young people in the area by helping them produce the finalists videos for the first ever Argyll and Bute Awards 2013. The awards were held at the Phoenix Cinema in Oban and was a huge success in showing all the contributions young people in Argyll and Bute are making. A massive well done and congratulations to all the finalist and winners on the night.
Robert, who was born prematurely and at 18 months old, diagnosed with right sided cerebral palsy, was told he would never be good at sports, but has proved everyone wrong. Robert wears a splint but never lets this get in the way of his sporting achievements. Excelling in all areas of sport, Robert has represented Dunoon Grammar School at the Scottish Disability Sports Athletics Championships where he obtained one gold and two silver medals. He has also represented his school at the Paralympic Pathway where he was head hunted for his football skills, the Scottish Sports Athletics Championship and the London Paralympics. In 2012 it was discovered he also suffers from the heart condition Wolff Parkinson Whyte Syndrome which he battles with daily; but still manages to train monthly with the Scotland Future Squad.