Bode Miller And His Wife Get Emotional In The First Interview After 19-Month-Old Daughter's Tragic Drowning
Olympic Skier Bode Miller and his wife Morgan Beck Miller made a Friday appearance on Today to open up about the tragic drowning of their 19-month-old daughter in a very emotional interview.
First interview after the tragic accident
Seven weeks after Bode and Morgan Miller lost their precious little girl, the devastating parents speak out with a powerful warning to all adults after the pool accident.
In the course of their emotional talk with Today’s Savannah Guthrie, the Millers begged all parents to take the danger of kids drowning seriously.
The athlete recalled the tragic accident that happened in June to his 19-month-old daughter Emeline.
It just happens in the blink of an eye. A child under 30 pounds can drown in 30 seconds. And I just keep counting to 30 in my head. That was all I needed.
Bode Miller and Morgan Beck Miller sat down with @SavannahGuthrie for their first interview about their daughter’s drowning. Tune in on Monday for the full conversation. pic.twitter.com/MdmQtOwNql
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) July 27, 2018
Bode wasn’t present when the pool accident took place. His wife was at home. She lost a sight of little Emeline for a couple of minutes, and that’s when everything happened.
The girl was immediately taken to a hospital, but unfortunately, she couldn’t make it. Bode announced the sad news on his Instagram.
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 it’s fullest everyday. Our family respectfully requests privacy during this painful time.
Recently, Morgan also shared an emotional post on social media. She wrote alongside a photo of her wonderful daughter:
It’s been 37 days since I’ve held my baby girl. I pray to God no other parent feels this pain.
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. And thank you @scarymommy for helping us spread awareness. PLEASE READ! 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 childrens’ lives face…a silent killer. It takes SECONDS. Please share and help us spread awareness. It’s the first step to preventing these types of tragedies. #drowning #drowningprevention #truthaboutdrowning
Bode and Morgan are expecting another baby in October. The couple has three children.
Important to know for all parents!
After the pool accident, the Millers launched a fundraising campaign in memory of Emeline. The family decided to donate the raised funds to organizations connected to water safety education.
Drowning takes the first place among causes of death in children aged 1-5.
We ask all parents to pay a constant attention to their kids playing in the water. Do not get distracted by talking on a phone or other kind of stuff.
Watch children all the time while they are in a pool. Do not neglect pool safety rules.
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Keep your children safe!