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Always in my thoughts  / Anastasia C.   Read >>
Always in my thoughts  / Anastasia C.
Hello Miller Family,

I know you must be insanely busy right now, but I wanted to write to you again and just tell you what an impact you have all had on my life. I cry every single time I visit Kyle's site or see his video or even hear the video's song--you and your son are never far from my thoughts, and every time I buckle Alex into his car seat I think of you. At 27 months and 26 pounds, he is still rear facing, and will be until the 30 lb limit, at which point we may just go ahead and get the Regent instead of waiting until he outgrows the forward facing 40 lb seat he has.

I get shivers when I visit a baby/child retailer and I see all the "safe" booster seats, and the more expensive Britax seats that I would have never thought of buying. I admit that the booster seat would have made me uneasy, but since that is the standard recommendation, I probably would have gone with it. I would have had NO idea how important it is to keep Alex in a five point harness as long as possible.

I cannot stress ENOUGH how IMPORTANT what you are doing is. It is amazing, extraordinary, and unbelievable. To think that someone like me, who has never met any of you, could be so influenced and affected by Kyle, and by you, his family, who are working so hard to keep other kids safer--it's amazing.

I have done countless hours of research, watched crash test dummy videos, and, in planning the purchase of our new car, safety is NUMBER ONE. I am almost obsessive about car seat safety, but sadly I still see many parents who are not--I hope that your message spreads and spreads until there is not one person in the WORLD who takes car seat safety lightly.

Can I tell you that when I read Christine's description of Kyle's accident, I picture my own little boy? Many nights those images have haunted me, and I know my world would crumble if I lost my son. I praise and commend you for being able to do so much good out of something that is so tragic. You are an amazing family, each of you is God's gift, and I hope that you continue to be blessed every moment of every day for the rest of your lives. Congratulations on the bringing of another little angel to your midst--I know that child will be also be blessed. Be well and I hope the foundation continues to grow! Close
Thanks for getting the word out  / Beth Perry (None)  Read >>
Thanks for getting the word out  / Beth Perry (None)
As a person who works with the public and disperses carseats to low-income families on a monthly basis, I can't even begin to tell you how many children I have seen  that have not 1) been in carseats that were age-appropriate, 2) not in seats at all, 3) parents were so eager to have them turned forward sooner than allowed by law, or moved them to a booster seat sooner than they should have been moved 4) sharing seatbelts because there are not enough seats in the car for all of the people in the family. The list goes on and on! 

Unfortunately, even if carseat with LATCH are provided to these families at low- or no-cost, they do not have the vehicles to accommodate them. Many cars were made before the new LATCH laws went into effect. I am also concerned that telling people that seatbelts "may not work--even when you use them coorectly" could prompt some people into not using them at all. This is our culture. If you encourage them to use the seatbelt to buckle them into the carseat in the harness system, and the seatbelt fails, what then? I hope you have a liability form you require people to sign and send back with a copy of driver's licenses or something before you disperse your seats. 
 
My daughter is almost 40 lbs., and was 3 in March. I do not have the money to buy a $300 carseat, and I work for the state. My daughter does ride in accordance with the laws of our state, and I will continue to do the best I can to make sure she is safe in the car, even though I can't afford a seat like the Britax. People who are on WIC and other Social Service funding have access to free carseats, usually through their local health departments and other agencies. I think the best message to send out would be "use seats that are age-appropriate, use seatbelts, follow the laws, drive defensively, etc." Education is key. I commend you for what you are trying to do, but I can't stress to you enough that if you start sending these seats to low-income people who do not have the ability to use the seats in their cars...they may resell for the cash. Happens here with the new seats we give out--and they are just versions of what they could get at Wal-Mart.

I am sorry for the loss of your precious son. I cannot imagine the pain that you are going through. I hope that through his foundation you are able to provide others with the education and hardware they need to prevent tragic deaths. Best of luck, and if I can help, please do not hesitate to contact me.





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Thank you  / Jessica Tatum   Read >>
Thank you  / Jessica Tatum
I am truly sorry for the loss of your beautiful son. Thank you for trying to get the word out and help other parents keep their children safe and hopefully not have to go through the pain you and your family has experienced. I can imagine Kyle playing in heaven with my brother Johnny.  He will help watch over Kyle until you can be reunited one great day in heaven. I pray you feel God's comforting arms wrapped around you. Close
CPST / Denice From NY   Read >>
CPST / Denice From NY
Dear Kevin, Christine, Katie, & Koben:
Yesterday I completed the CPST course along with about 20 NY State Troopers! (I was the only civilian!)  I feel so blessed that I was able to take this course and become a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician in Kyle's honor.  Everything fell into place so nicely, I know that Kyle had to have played a huge part in that!  I had asked Kyle awhile back to help me accomplish this goal and he really helped move things along, I truly believe that.  Of course, he had the Lord's hand helping him.  Not only did I have the privilege of taking this course and passing it, but I was also able to get Kyle's story out there.  I had the opportunity to tell quite a few of my classmates all about Kyle, about 5 point harness car seats for older/bigger children, and how Kyle affected my life as well as so many others all around the country and other countries as well.  I also have each troopers email address so I will be sending each one an email with Kyle's Youtube video attached.  Hopefully the video and Kyle's sweet face will touch their hearts as deeply as it did mine and they will think of Kyle as they make their choices for their children when it comes to car seat use. Thank you so so much for making such a difference in so many other's lives and my life too!  My heart will forever hold a special place for Kyle and for all of you. There will always also be that place in my heart that will always ache for you and the pain and heartache you have been through.  Even as all these great things are happening because of you and because of Kyle; I will never forget what Kyle went through and that he is not here and why he is not here physically with you today.  But, I do believe in Heaven and in Jesus and it's not a fairy tale or a myth when I remind myself that Kyle is there in the most wonderful beautiful place you could ever wish to live.  And I know that one day all of you will be rewarded by being reunited with him in Heaven....   Meanwhile, may you all be blessed tremendously with happy days ahead, and sunshine, and joy.  Katie and Koben and the new baby are just so lucky to have such a great set of parents!  Congratulations, by the way!  What great gifts God continues to bless you with!  Thank you so much on behalf of all the children you have possibly saved, including my own, and the children you will continue to help keep safer while traveling in cars.  
I will continue to light candles for Kyle and visit your websites for as long as they exist and as long as I have a computer with internet access!  Keep up the great work you are doing; stay strong in your faith.

Blessings to you all!  Love, Denice from NY Close
Thank you so much.  / Cortney Langenegger (unknown friend )  Read >>
Thank you so much.  / Cortney Langenegger (unknown friend )
I currrently reside in Germany but am headed back to the states next month with my 3 year old son, Elias. He has a 5-point harness booster that I hate and began a search for a new booster seat for the states. I am so very thankful I came across a tribute video to your beautiful son Kyle.  I started crying, I just couldn't help it. I'm so so very sorry for your loss and I can't even begin to imagine what you have been through. I want to thank you for telling you and your son's story because I do believe you have saved lives despite your heartwrenching loss. I will never forget your story and I will never forget that your angel Kyle has saved my son's life. I would of never known something like this could happen. THank you and my prayers and thoughts are with you all. Cortney. Close
Thank you for sharing your story  / Jennifer Heemer   Read >>
Thank you for sharing your story  / Jennifer Heemer
I am so sorry about the loss of your precious child. My prayers are with your family. But I thank you so much for sharing your story. I will make sure to use the Britax when my children are old enough. You have saved many lives. Close
You saved my son's life-Thank you for his regent  / Carrie Blahut   Read >>
You saved my son's life-Thank you for his regent  / Carrie Blahut
When I saw Kyle's story it made me cry and think of how unsafe my sons were in the car.  It also hit close to me because Kyle was only a few months older than my son. Michael was born 11/07/02.  Thanks to your foundation he is now safe in a regent and my 28 month old is turned RF until he reaches the weight limit on his seat(just turned him back RF at 27 months).
It scares me how unsafe in the car I had them. i am spreading the word about carseat saftey now. I would love to help your foundation in any way I can.  
Thank you thank you for saving my son's life. I am sorry you had to lose Kyle, but he will never be forgotten.
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You saved my two boys  / Krista Birkbeck (Just saw your video )  Read >>
You saved my two boys  / Krista Birkbeck (Just saw your video )
My son is 22 months old and his daycare provider was telling me it was time to move him into a booster.  He is a very tall boy, but only 32 pounds and here in Canada you are supposed to be 40 pounds before you move to a booster.  I didn't think he was ready but he is too tall for his forward facing car seat now.  I went online and started researching better car seats for him.  I coulnd't believe how expensive they were!!  I decided, ah, well, with money being tight for us right now, I'm sure he'll be fine in a booster and he's almost at the weight limit anyways.  
Then, like an angel guiding me, I clicked one more time, and your video popped up.  
I cried and cried.  I cried for you and your family.  I cried for Kyle.  And I cried for being so stupid as to think that saving $70 was worth my sons life.  
I also have a 6 month old son and I will not be putting either one of them into a booster without a five point harness until they are 80 pounds.  
The britax reagent is not available in Canada, so my sister and I are doing a road trip next week so we can go to the US and buy two car seats.  
I'm so very very sorry you lost Kyle, but the many people who have already stated it are correct.  His death, will NOT be in vien.  You have saved the lives of possibly hundreds or thousands of kids.  I will be forwarding this site and the video to ALL my mommy friends.
Thank you so much for your bravery in sharing your story.  Parker and Blaine thank you too!  (my sons)
God bless you,
Krista Close
YOU SAVED MY LITTLE BOY!  / Jakelyne Foro (none)  Read >>
YOU SAVED MY LITTLE BOY!  / Jakelyne Foro (none)
Thank you for sharing your story with the world. My husband and I have be bickering over which carseat was best for my two and a half year. My husband was all for having Gordi on a booster seat. I wanted him in the five point harness but my husband kept saying that Gordi is too big for it and that he weighs over the weight limit of 40 lbs. What niether of us knew was that a five point harness has to be latched on the back as an extra security. I just wanted to tell you that because of your bravery and care, my little boy will not be in a booster seat until after he's 80 lbs and meets the rest of the requirements. Thank you! You have saved my little boys life! May God Bless you to the fullest, and bring your family protection always! Thank  you for sharing your story, your son's passing will never be in vein! -- Jakie and Nick Foro Close
Another child saved!!  / Kristin Heinzen-Rivet (friend in christ )  Read >>
Another child saved!!  / Kristin Heinzen-Rivet (friend in christ )

First off, I want to say I am so sorry for the loss of Kyle!  I can't image the feelings that you and your family have had to go thru.
He sounds like a very special boy and now they are truely enjoying him in heaven.
My daughter was 6 in March and only weighs 35#.  I have the Husky or Regent now, but figured she was getting to old so I took her out and put her in a booster with a back that seatbelted around her.
I really was uneasy with it, but continued to do it.  
Then today my girlfriend called me, and her daugher is 5, weighing 32# also sitting in the same booster my daughter is in.  She said her friend said that they should be in 5-point harness till they are at least 40#.
Well, it started to make me really think so I got on line and some how, I found your story under the "Britax Regent"  section.
Needless to say, my Husky or now Regent, is back in the car and my girlfriend is looking into buying her daughter one.
Thank you for your story, which I know is painful but we are all so thankful that you are spreading the news and saving other children so we don't have to feel your pain.
God Bless you, you are an amazing woman!
Kris

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I am so sorry  / Emily   Read >>
I am so sorry  / Emily
I am so sorry for your loss. I could never imagine anything like that. I want to let you know how strong you are to be able to pull through and help other families to prevent this. Sweet Kyle's anniversary is on my birthday, June 2nd. When I saw this I cried. Tomorrow is June 2nd. I will be thinking of Kyle through the day and will say a prayer for him, you, Kevin, Katie, and anyone who has sufferd anything like this. Close
thank you  / Courtney Smith (not family just a person or a friends i guess )  Read >>
thank you  / Courtney Smith (not family just a person or a friends i guess )

thank you. im so so so so so sorry about kyle. he seem like a great child from the video and the thing you wrote about.
im sorry for you and  kevin and katie. i can't even image if that's my brother's or sister's. i  have 3 sister's to brother's. i have to sister's under 80 pounds. an 8 year old and a 3 year old. then a brother that's under 80 pound's. he is 7 years old. thank you so much now i can tell my mom to get them a carseat so they can be safe for now on. well to of them are wear regular seat beats and my little 3 year old sister cassidy is in a booster seat like kyle. my step mom lynn showed me your video and im so happy she showed me but so sad. im really sorry. i really am. i feel  bad about this. i will try to show all of my friends so they can show their parent's. well as you can see im only 14 years old. so i can't help alot but every little bite counts as lot. im sorry andi fell the pain for you and kevin and espically katie kylie older sister and kylie truest  best friend.. i that happened to my brother or sister or best friend zach i would die.. i m really sorry.

well i got to go.
i will pray for you guys and for you kylie before i go to sleep at night.

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thank you  / Courtney Smith (not family just a person or a friends i guess )  Read >>
thank you  / Courtney Smith (not family just a person or a friends i guess )

thank you. im so so so so so sorry about kyle. he seem like a great child from the video and the thing you wrote about.
im sorry for you and  kevin and katie. i can't even image if that's my brother's or sister's. i  have 3 sister's to brother's. i have to sister's under 80 pounds. an 8 year old and a 3 year old. then a brother that's under 80 pound's. he is 7 years old. thank you so much now i can tell my mom to get them a carseat so they can be safe for now on. well to of them are wear regular seat beats and my little 3 year old sister cassidy is in a booster seat like kyle. my step mom lynn showed me your video and im so happy she showed me but so sad. im really sorry. i really am. i feel  bad about this. i will try to show all of my friends so they can show their parent's. well as you can see im only 14 years old. so i can't help alot but every little bite counts as lot. im sorry andi fell the pain for you and kevin and espically katie kylie older sister and kylie truest  best friend.. i that happened to my brother or sister or best friend zach i would die.. i m really sorry.

well i got to go.
i will pray for you guys and for you kylie before i go to sleep at night.

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So sorry for your loss  / Darla Dufault   Read >>
So sorry for your loss  / Darla Dufault
My heart goes out to Kyle's family for the loss of such a precious little boy at such a tender age. I shed tears when i watched the video and must tell you that i would have done the same thing, using a booster seat with the seat belt, so it is very important for you to realize as parents that it is not your fault. I share in your heartache as i lost my 22 month old son Jesse when he unlocked the backdoor and got out of the house and drowned in our pond in 2004. Even though the pain never truly goes away, i want you to know that you will smile again and looking into your daughter's eyes will comfort you and help you through life. Making others aware so they don't lose a child is a wonderful thing. Take pride in knowing you have saved lives already. Kyle is a beautiful little boy and when you feel the warmth on your skin from the sun shining down and the breeze on your face, it is him saying "I'm right here Mom and Dad and I'm just fine!" 

Sincerely,
Darla Dufault Close
Mom of 3  / Brandi Sherman (none)  Read >>
Mom of 3  / Brandi Sherman (none)
I cry every time I read your story.  Im deeply sorry for your loss.  I dont know how you move forward God Bless You and your family. Close
A Child Saved  / Leigh Ann Hewitt   Read >>
A Child Saved  / Leigh Ann Hewitt
I would like your family to know that Kyle is an angel looking down on us, I truly belive that.  And thank you for making this movie to save a child.  I received this movie that you made of Kyle in Feb. 07 from a friend of mine that has no children it was sent to her by a friend that also has no kids.  I also must say that the day before I got the video I made the 5 point car seat into the booster for my son, when I talked to my friend and she told me about how she got the movie I got chills.  so needless to say my son has been in that 5 point harness from then to 2 days ago.  My son was about to turn 4 on Feb. 11 I watched this movie and just cried my eyes out I have watched the movies about 2 or 3 more times and cry every time.  I got onto the web site that you susgested and purchased it on Feb 19, 2007 for $229 I just received it 2 days ago.  Some people say isn't that alot of money to spend on a car seat and I said yes but my son is worth every bit of it, I can keep working to pay it off but I can never get my son back.  Because I have an older car it can only be fastened in with the lap belt in the center of my back seat, but it is better than just a seat belt holding him and the booster seat in.  Now my only fear is when he goes with his father he wont be safe because he only has a booster seat.

God Bless,

Leigh Ann & Jaden Close
To kyle's parents  / Jack Dressler (None)  Read >>
To kyle's parents  / Jack Dressler (None)
No parent should ever have to go through losing a child.   I look at Kyle and he reminds me of my 5 year old son.  I can see in his eyes that he was loved dearly.   I have and will continue to pray that the pain you are going through will subside.   Close
squeaky wheel  / Denice From NY (friend in Christ )  Read >>
squeaky wheel  / Denice From NY (friend in Christ )
Hello Kyle and family!  Just wanted to let you know that I have been a very busy "squeaky wheel" here in New York!  Things are happening, oh yes they are, and all because of you little buddy!! Your little angel is so strong Miller family! He has got to have his sweet little hands in all of this, guiding me and the people involved around me, for I would never have known which way to turn day by day concerning all these car seat safety issues.  In the big spectrum, I guess these things may seem minor to some, but big mountains are moved one mound of dirt at a time right?!  God bless you all and Kyle thank you and thank God for showing me that I can make a difference!  All my love, Denice Close
I think of Kyle daily  / Marcy   Read >>
I think of Kyle daily  / Marcy
I have written here once before a long time ago when I first saw this site and Kyle's video. I still to this day think of Kyle and your family every single day. I truly feel like you have changed so much in my life. I think about Kyle when my son is being cute. I think about how much I love him and how much you must miss Kyle being cute. I think about Kyle when my son is misbehaving. When he is really making me mad I think of how much you wish you could have Kyle here even if he is misbehaving. I think about Kyle when my sons are playing together. I know Katie must really miss Kyle. I can tell from your pictures that they truly were best friends. I just get so sad thinking that they will not grow up together. I hope Katie remembers Kyle well from all of the pictures. The other day I was in the doctors office and I heard "Far Away". Tears just came down my face. I feel so much sadness for you guys. I know you have to be strong since you have other children, but I know you must feel so much pain still everyday, and forever. Just know that one day you will see Kyle again and he will have that same smile that you remember him having. I know you don't know anyone who posts these tributes, but just know that thousands of people think about you every day because we feel like we knew Kyle. Close
Just wanted to say  / Kristen Layton   Read >>
Just wanted to say  / Kristen Layton
Im sure you already know how many kids lifes you have saved.  Thank you so much for sharing your story.  It so great that you can share your tragety with the world and make so many more children safe.  I am truley sorry for your loss but thank you again for taking the time to help others through your loss. Close
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