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Updated: 07/31/2014 06:48:39PM

Standing for something special

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Tristan Miles, 16, is a member of Englewood's Special Olympics stand-up paddleboard team. Tristan and his teammates are planning to compete in Cocoa Beach in September but need help raising funds to make the trip.

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The SUP team, from left, Patrick and Riley. Behind Riley is Abigale, Andy, Kelley, Tristan, Chris, Hayley, Kier, P.J. and Suzy.

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Group photo of athletes and volunteers getting the day started.

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If there was an award for most improved, it would go to Hayley.

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Patrick and Hayley are both in their second year of paddleboarding

By CLINTON BURTON

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At age 16, Tristan Miles has never ridden a bicycle.

When he was just over a year old, Tristan was diagnosed with Fragile X syndrome, the most common form of inherited intellectual and developmental disability. It also affects motor skill. He still has issues with his balance.

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