Bode Miller Teaches Son Water Safety After the Drowning of His Daughter

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Former Olympic skier Bode Miller and his wife Morgan Miller are making it their mission to educate families on water safety. The couple recently suffered the devastating loss of their 19-month-old daughter Emeline Grier Miller. Morgan Miller, who is a professional athlete, was visiting a neighbor's home with Emiline where she had an unfortunate accident falling into the neighbors pool. Morgan immediately jumped in attempting to rescue the baby, but Emiline was later pronounced dead at the hospital. 

OCFA Capt. Steve Concialdi says that " It only takes seconds to inhale water into your lungs.'' 

On Friday, the family shared online their experience practicing water safety. Their first student was their eldest child, 3-year-old son Nash. The father and son can be seen participating in a "floating competition," as mom Morgan films. 

In the Instagram post with Bode and Nash, Morgan thanks Infant Swimming Resource for providing "survival swimming lessons for infants and young children."

Recently, Morgan took to social media to express her love for her baby girl Emeline with a heart-wrenching photo. Under the post, she captioned, "I wish I could have one more day to hold you, but until that day comes, continue to work through me and give me the strength to bring awareness, my love." 

She then added, "I told you as I held you in this moment that you could still change the world, you could still move mountains. Every step we take forward is because of you and Levi. Your footprint will forever be left on this world. I love you, My baby girl."


The couple has been very open about their mission to spread water safety awareness since the passing of Emeline. In a beautiful heartfelt photo with his daughter, Bode captioned it with a goal to make sure the memory of Emeline goes forward. 

"We want to thank our friends, family and every one of you who sent a message, said a prayer or donated for the overwhelming expression of support — we are truly touched and blessed," Bode wrote in a caption of a beautiful photo of him cuddling his daughter. "Our midwives started a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds, and we intend to donate these funds raised to worthwhile causes connected to water safety education. We are inspired to make our baby girl's memory go forth and help prevent as many drownings as possible," he wrote. 


Bode and Morgan continue to express the gratitude for the support that they have received from family and friends.


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