Chelone Miller passed away from a suspected seizure last month. Chelone was 29 years old. Our friends at the Boston Globe sent this over to us and asked us to excerpt it here. It’s a very strong article that allows for deep insight into Chelone and his brother Bode’s lives.
“Dream Dies with Bode Miller’s Brother, Chelone”
“A mountain child, Chelone Miller was born here in a rough-hewn cabin with no plumbing or electricity next to a cascading brook on a steep bluff in the northern forest.
His parents let him roam, and the boy often disappeared in a high country of black bears and bobcats, storm-mangled woods too gnarly to navigate, and sudden snow squalls blasting over craggy ridges.
The world would come to know his big brother, Bode, as one of the greatest Alpine skiers in American history. And while Bode Miller was carving up Olympus, Chelone was deep in the White Mountains, raising himself to embrace nature’s mysteries and defy its dangers.
By the time he came out of the woods, Chelone, too, was bound for glory, as one of the world’s most daring professional snowboarders. And he was saving his best for last.”
Eight years after he suffered a traumatic brain injury in a dirt bike crash on a country road in nearby Sugar Hill, Chelone — renowned for his big smile and bold spirit — was racing to join Bode, an Olympic gold medalist and two-time World Cup champion, on the US Ski and Snowboard Team for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.” – Bob Hohler/Boston Globe
Read the full article here: “Dream Dies with Bode Miller’s Brother, Chelone”
Special thanks to the Boston Globe for writing this article and allowing us to excerpt it here.
3 thoughts on ““Dream Dies with Bode Miller’s Brother, Chelone” | Boston Globe Article”
Very cool Boston Globe.
great article. great kid.