Bode Miller's wife Morgan Beck Miller breaks her silence after 19-month-old daughter dies drowning in pool
Losing a child is the most heartbreaking thing a parent can experience and Bode Miller's wife does not want another parent to face the same
Bode Miller‘s wife, Morgan Beck Miller knows the pain a parent feels when they lose a child after their 19-month-old daughter, Emeline Grier Miller died after drowning in the pool and she does not want another to go through the same. Morgan took to Instagram to share a picture of Emeline enjoying the snow and urged parents to speak more about topics such as drowning than topics like organic foods or how long children stare at a screen. “It’s been 37 days since I’ve held my baby girl. I pray to God no other parent feels this pain. My heart is with you @nicolehughes8 as we walk this journey together,” she wrote while naming another mother who also lost her child because of drowning.
“And thank you @scarymommy for helping us spread awareness," she added. Morgan revealed that one of the causes for the death of children is drowning and very little time is spent on making people aware of this fact. “PLEASE READ! The link in bio! Drowning is the NUMBER ONE cause of death in children ages 1-4. We talk about vaccinations, car seats, organic foods, screen time, etc at length…but, not the number one risk your children’s’ lives face…a silent killer,” she said.
"It takes SECONDS. Please share and help us spread awareness. It’s the first step to preventing these types of tragedies. #drowning#drowningprevention#truthaboutdrowning," she further added. Emeline drowned in a pool in the neighborhood of Coto de Caza, California, as reported by People. The Orange County Fire Department said that the paramedics were rushed to the scene and immediately performed CPR before transporting her to a nearby hospital. Unfortunately, she was unable to be resuscitated.
The Olympian and alpine skier took to Instagram to pay tribute to his beloved daughter. "We are beyond devastated. Our baby girl, Emmy, passed away yesterday. Never in a million years did we think we would experience a pain like this. Her love, her light, her spirit will never be forgotten. Our little girl loved life and lived it to its fullest every day. Our family respectfully requests privacy during this painful time," he wrote along with a series of pictures of her.
Bode has three more children, Nash Skan, 3, with wife, professional beach volleyball player Morgan Beck Miller, and two from his previous relationships, son Samuel, 5, and daughter Neesyn, 10. Morgan and Bode welcomed Emeline in November 2016. She was the youngest in the family and was named after Bode's grandmother. After reading Morgan's post, fans were quick to comment with words of encouragement and support.
"Thoughts, prayers, and love to you. Thank you for your courage to bring awareness to this issue in the wake of your loss. You are loved," wrote one, while another added, "I don't have words that could ever do justice for what you and your family are experiencing. So sorry for your loss, praying for your family! Thank you for bringing awareness to this critical conversation."