Congratulations to Kadeena Cox and Stephanie Millward on their New Year’s Honours

Published date: 31 Dec 2016 at 12:44PM

Kadeena Cox and Stephanie Millward, our Ambassadors, have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. 

The Paralympians each received a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) – Kadeena for services to athletics and Stephanie for services to swimming.

A phenomenal year

Kadeena, who’s 25 and from Leeds, was diagnosed with MS two years ago. She won gold in both cycling and athletics at Rio 2016, making her the first Briton since 1988 to win a medal in two sports at the same Paralympics.

Her achievements were recognised when she was selected to be Great Britain’s flag bearer at the Rio closing ceremony. Kadeena also made it on to this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist. 

Stephanie, who’s 35 and lives in Corsham, was diagnosed with MS at the age of 17. She embarked on an 18-year journey to the top of the Paralympic podium where she won two gold medals at Rio.

We’re so proud of you Kadeena and Stephanie! 

Ian Fannon, from the MS Society, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled for Kadeena and Stephanie to be recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. They’ve both had a phenomenal year and these awards pay tribute to their dedication and achievements.

“We’re so proud to have Kadeena and Stephanie as MS Society Ambassadors, helping to raise awareness about this challenging and unpredictable condition.”

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