After Brother Chelone’s Death from Apparent Seizure, our Thoughts are with Bode Miller and his Family
April 10, 2013
The Epilepsy Foundation was saddened to hear about the death of professional Snowboarder Chelone “Chilly” Miller, who died Sunday from an apparent seizure, according to a U.S. Snowboarding release.
Chelone Miller, 29, was focusing on qualifying for the 2014 Sochi Olympics in snowboardcross.
U.S. Snowboarding says Miller’s seizure stemmed from a 2005 motorcycle accident that placed him in a coma for 11 days.
“Chelone Miller was an aspiring elite athlete who had made great progress as a snowboardcross rider this past season. We are all deeply saddened at the news of his death and extend our condolences to the entire Miller family,” said U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association President and CEO Bill Marolt.
The Epilepsy Foundation is dedicated to helping raise awareness of the rare but real mortality risks from seizures. SUDEP (Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy) is the leading cause of death for people who live with epilepsy. To ensure SUDEP gets the public awareness and research it deserves, the Foundation has launched the SUDEP Institute. The Institute’s mission is to prevent SUDEP and support people learning about and confronting SUDEP. Learn more…
U.S. Snowboarding Remembers Chelone Miller: http://ussnowboarding.com/news/chelone-miller-remembered