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Friday, February 5, 2010

Chester County Boy Killed In Potter County Sledding Accident Donated Organs

Remembering Ian Miller: 12-year-old Boy Scout helped others after death

By LARA BRENCKLE, The Patriot-News
February 05, 2010, 4:08PM

At the moment he died, 12-year-old Ian Joshua Miller left behind a final gift to his grieving parents and hope to strangers.

Ian, who died Jan. 16 in a sledding accident in Coudersport, was the only child of Ron Miller and Holly Wastler-Miller, of North Coventry Twp., Chester County. The seventh-grader was on a trip to Ski Denton with his Boy Scout troop and became separated from the group on the final sledding run of the evening, his mother said.

Ron, who works in Harrisburg through IBM for the Department of Labor and Industry, and Holly, who works for Verizon, were spending the night in Enola for a baby shower when they got a 1:30 a.m. phone call about their son.

On his last trip down the hill, Ian struck a ski lift pole.The blow to the back of the head killed him instantly, the coroner said.

Tucked into Ian’s ski boot was a Bible verse, from James 1. “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance,” it read. “Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” More...

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

I want to say something, but this has left me speechless. I'm sure your son will live on through many other lives. I wept for your loss when I read this. God be with you.