Wife of famous athlete speaks out after daughter's tragic death

Junie Sihlangu
Jul 18, 2018
07:46 A.M.
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Bode Miller‘s wife, Morgan Beck Miller, spoke up recently on the loss she suffered when her daughter, Emeline Grier drowned. She shared via social media that it had been 37 days since she held the little girl.


In her Instagram post, she captioned a picture of her daughter saying she hoped no other parent would suffer what she went through. She also revealed that drowning was a major cause of death for children below 4.

Morgan Beck Miller, 31, her husband, Bode Miller, lost their 19-month-old daughter, Emeline Grier after she drowned in a backyard pool accident. On Tuesday, Morgan shared a photo of her late daughter in the snow.

She also shared a heartfelt message to other parents urging them to speak more about preventing drowning. ‘It’s been 37 days since I’ve held my baby girl. I pray to God no other parent feels this pain,’ Morgan wrote.


For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. She further wrote that her heart was with Nicole Hughes whose 3-year-old son, Levi, also drowned in a pool in Fort Morgan, AL, on June 10.

‘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 children’s’ lives face…a silent killer.’

Morgan Beck Miller, Instagram, July 17, 2018

Morgan thanked the Scary Mommy blog for helping them spread awareness. She wrote, ‘It takes SECONDS. Please share and help us spread awareness. It’s the first step to preventing these types of tragedies.’


In early June, Emeline drowned in a pool in the neighborhood of Coto de Caza, California. The Orange County Fire Department revealed at the time that paramedics performed CPR before transporting the little girl to a nearby hospital.


There they were unable to resuscitate her. Morgan and her husband married in 2012 and share two children together, including Emeline, there’s their 3-year-old son Nash Skan.

Bode is also a father to two children from previous relationships: son Samuel, 5, and daughter Neesyn, 10. Before the little girl’s death, the couple announced via Instagram that they were expecting their third child together.

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