Morgan Miller, who lost her baby daughter to drowning, took to Instagram to share a short clip spreading awareness, but she choked up as she recalled the tragic incident.
On May 23, the professional volleyball player shared a video of herself and Nicole Hughes, another parent who lost her baby to drowning on the very same day as Nicole. The short clip has both women relating their painful experience, and it was there, Morgan disclosed that her daughter suffered irreversible damage to her brain.
The 32-year-old and her sports champion hubby, Bode Miller were shattered when Emeline, who had been 19 months at the time, drowned in a neighbour's swimming pool. “People” reports that Morgan performed CPR on her little girl which kept her breathing but that she died from the severe complications it had already inflicted on her growing brain.
“Time is not on our side when it comes to water, and even though my daughter was resuscitated, there was too much damage to her brain for her to survive. It takes seconds,” Morgan said in the clip.
This new clip is one of such, and it has amassed well over 100k views since she shared it on Instagram. Morgan's passion comes through as she painstakingly penned down a heartfelt message to educate parents like herself.
Describing her experience as “a parent's worst nightmare,” she noted the high prevalence of child drowning and sent out a warning to parents about the upcoming weekend holiday – Memorial Day. According to her, little children are even more vulnerable during holiday periods when everyone is busy celebrating.
Ever since the incident occurred in June 2018, the couple has made it one of their responsibilities to educate other parents about the dangers of leaving children unsupervised as well as, delaying their water safety education.
Her wise words elicited many reactions from her massive fans, and many took to the comments section to send their condolences and thank her for being so thoughtful and making such efforts to reduce the occurrence of child drowning.
A fan, @tbell1277 said:
“Because of you, I am more cautious than ever. Thank you and Prayers for your family.”
Another user, @cacurtis4 wrote:
“Thank you both for saving so many children and families from this tragedy. Please keep working.”
Even way after Emeline’s demise, the Millers are still trying to cope with thoughts of the incident, and thankfully, they have their newborn baby, Easton, born Oct. 5, helping them do that.
May Emeline’s gentle soul continue to rest on in perfect peace.