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

Bettina Dizon
Jun 08, 2019
12:48 A.M.
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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.”


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.

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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