Bode Miller's wife, Morgan Beck, has spoken out for the first time after their baby daughter drowned.
The mum remained silent since losing her baby girl in a drowning accident in June, but now she’s opened up about the tragic incident.
In a heartfelt post on Instagram, the mum said how she hopes no other parents experiences the pain she’s going through after losing a child and wants to raise awareness about how to prevent children from drowning.
Alongside a sweet picture of her baby girl, Emeline Grier, she wrote: ‘It’s been 37 days since I’ve held my baby girl. I pray to God no other parent feels this pain. My heart is with you @nicolehughes8 as we walk this journey together. And thank you @scarymommy for helping us spread awareness.
‘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. It takes SECONDS. Please share and help us spread awareness. It’s the first step to preventing these types of tragedies. #drowning #drowningprevention #truthaboutdrowning’.
The incredibly sad news were first announced by Bode, an American alpine ski racer, when he wrote on social media: ‘We are beyond devastated. Our baby girl, Emmy, passed away yesterday. Never in a million years did we think we would experience a pain like this.
‘Her love, her light, her spirit will never be forgotten. Our little girl loved life and lived it to it’s fullest everyday. Our family respectfully requests privacy during this painful time.’
In the US, unintentional drowning is the leading cause of death in children under the age of four, after congenital defects, according to a recent report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to Royal Life Saving Society UK, nearly 700 UK citizens lost their lives in 2017 and around 2,100 people each year in England alone are admitted to Accident and Emergency as a result of non-fatal drowning incidents.