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Heather Miller

Triadelphia, WV

Team Alleghenies

August 07, 1986 - March 31, 2008

Heather Nicole Miller's Legacy

Heather was the oldest of four children. She had an amazing smile and always made people laugh. She was one of those people that just seemed to attract friends. She had a unique relationship with everyone she met. She had caregiving qualities from early on, which is no surprise why she wanted to become a nurse. Heather had an opportunity in her final week as a senior in college at the WVU School of Nursing to take a trip to Texas with fellow nursing students over spring break. She backed out at the last moment because she wanted to spend time with her family, especially her sister Sarah and her brothers  Samuel and Nathan, and of course her dad and me.  While home that week she was killed tragically at the age of 21. Heather suffered a severe head trauma from a drunk driving car crash in which she was the passenger. One week after the crash on March 31, 2008, she was declared brain dead. Heather was able to donate her heart, both kidneys, liver, and enhance up to another 50 lives through her selfless gift of being a registered organ donor.  The lives that she has touched just keeps growing and growing. Her family created the Heather Miller Memorial Golf Classic in honor and memory of her . We have awarded over 118 Nursing Scholarships in her memory. We have met so many wonderful people through organ donation: the transplant recipients, living donors, donor families. Her legacy lives on forever. And now our 2nd Donate Life Transplant Games. You have made us so proud. Not a day goes by my baby girl that my heart doesn’t ache for you... you truly are our hero. “Here Comes The Sun”