Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Liked Player on the Miami Heat???

I had to head into work for a little over an hour last Saturday morning and was listening to sports talk radio. They were doing a segment on the station about a player for the Miami Heat that has been having to deal with a large family issue over the past few weeks.

Actually, the story starts about four years ago when Miami Heat player Mike Miller and his wife donated one million dollars to a hospital in his home state of South Dakota. They donated the money specifically to a NICU unit for babies who have struggles when they are born. They had a child of their own already who had a very healthy entrance into the world and wanted to give something back to those who did have struggles. Very cool so far right??

Fast forward four years and now Mike Miller is now on the most hated team in the NBA. They had acquired now the most hated player in the league (LeBron James) and was now headed to the playoffs. More importantly, he was about ready to have his third child, a baby girl. She was due near the end of the playoffs and he was not sure how he was going to handle that along with the playoffs if they got that far.

Well, they did and she was born right around the Eastern Conference Finals. The Heat were playing the Bulls and he was flying back and forth between Chicago and Miami to be with his wife. Unfortunately, the baby girl was born with the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck. She was losing oxygen fast. The family that donated the million dollars for towards the hospital four years ago now needed the same need the donated too. A little crazy how God works.

Jaelyn Miller has been released from the hospital now. She may have more surgery in the future due to a potential hole in her heart. They are not out of the woods yet; however, seeing what this family has gone through, I am praying that the see the little at the end of the tunnel.

For a more complete story on this topic, click here.

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