Bode Miller's Wife Morgan Reacts to Granger Smith's Tragic Loss a Year after Their Daughter Drowned

Morgan Miller sympathized with Granger Smith’s loss after his three-year-old child accidentally drowned, nearly a year after Miller’s daughter died the same way.

Morgan Miller will never forget the tragic moment she lost her 19-month-old daughter who drowned in a neighbor’s pool a year ago, and so her heart shattered upon hearing the devastating news of Granger Smith’s son dying the same way on Thursday.

A drowning accident in their home caused the child’s demise and couldn’t be revived “despite doctor’s best efforts.” Smith and his wife chose to donate their son’s organs to other kids who can have “a second chance at life.”
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I have to deliver unthinkable news. We’ve lost our youngest son, River Kelly Smith. Following a tragic accident, and despite doctor’s best efforts, he was unable to be revived. Amber and I made the decision to say our last goodbyes and donate his organs so that other children will be given a second chance at life. Our family is devastated and heartbroken, but we take solace in knowing he is with his Heavenly Father. Riv was special. Everyone that met him knew that immediately. The joy he brought to our lives cannot be expressed and his light will be forever in our hearts. If there are words to say more, I cannot find them in this moment. Love the ones close to you. There has never been a more difficult moment for us than this. . . In lieu of flowers or gifts, please send donations to Dell Children’s Medical Center in River’s name. The doctors, nurses and staff have been incredible.

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On her Instagram stories, Miller shared her sympathies with the country singer by reposting Smith’s photo smiling and hugging his son, River Kelly. The photo was also used to share his loss earlier that day.

“My heart breaks,” Miller wrote. “Another baby gone too soon.”

The Olympic skier’s wife also took to her Instagram to strongly urge parents to make water safety precautions such as swimming lessons for infants and alarm systems that detect drowning in pools, which she regrets not having done sooner.

Last month, Miller recalled what had happened on the horrible day her daughter drowned. In a video, she shared the limited time there is once a person starts drowning.

“Time is not on our side when it comes to water,” she said. “And even though my daughter was resuscitated, there was too much damage in her brain for her to survive.”

After having their son, Easton, Miller and her husband made it a point to have him learn the “life-saving skill” that could have saved their daughters life. The couple put Easton under a program called Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) as soon as he turned six months old.

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Almost one year ago, on June 10th, @nicolehughes8 and I became accidental advocates for water safety when we both endured a parent’s worst nightmare...we lost our babies to drowning. Since then, we have partnered with the aap @healthychildrenaap along with many other incredible organizations to eliminate this preventable tragedy. In an effort to protect parents hearts and families futures from enduring one of life’s unthinkable events, we continue to spread awareness. Did you know that drowning is the NUMBER ONE cause of death for children under 5? Did you know that most drownings happen during non swim times when you think your baby is playing on the family room floor? With a holiday weekend quickly approaching, be vigilant, be aware and be a voice to spread awareness. Do not rely on the visual stimulation of water to trigger your awareness. Wishing everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend! #Drowning #DrowningPrevention #WaterSafety #PoolSafety #HealthyChildren #Parents #Parenthood #Parenting #InstaParenting #ParentingTips #baby #babies #child #children #kids #toddler #toddlers #MemorialDay #HolidayWeekend

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The mother-of-two shared videos of her son’s swimming lessons as she cried both “tears of hope” and “tears of sadness” during the swimming lessons. 

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