Paralympic hero and three times Gold Medallist, Stephen Miller from Cramlington, has been recognised in the New Year's Honours List.
The athlete is known for London 2012 and for being the founder of SMILE THROUGH SPORT.
Stephen's family has told ITV News Tyne Tees they are thrilled to see him honoured in this way.
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