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Friday, November 28, 2008

Cody Miley

From a Cincinnati Reds press release:

A scholarship fund has been established for Cody Miley, the 17-year-old son of former Reds manager Dave Miley who died in a car accident in August.

The Cody Miley Memorial Art Scholarship Fund will be awarded each year to a deserving and needy student from Chamberlain High School in Tampa, Fla.

Tax-deductible donations by check can be made out to the Cody Miley Memorial Art Scholarship Fund and mailed to the attention of:

Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
550 N. Reo St., Suite 301
Tampa, FL 33609-1037.

Dave Miley is the current manager of the Yankees' Triple-A team, the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees.

I was looking for confirmation of this story earlier today, and came across Cody Miley's guestbook. Looks like his parents and grandparents are posting messages there regularly, "talking" to him in public so the world knows he's not forgotten.

I can't imagine what it must be like to lose a child that way. I hope that guestbook is giving them some comfort.

Much has been made of the way young people are using Facebook and MySpace to memorialize those who have passed away, but it looks like older folks are gravitating to online memorials as well.

posted by BubbaFan, 11:24 PM


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