The Kyle David Miller Foundation was started in December 2006 after the Miller family lost their 3 year old son Kyle in a motor vehicle crash on May 29th 2005. Kyle was sitting in a booster seat but his seat belt failed which caused him to be ejected from the vehicle and killed. At the time the family did not know there were 5-point harness car seats available for older/larger children. They believed that a booster seat was their only choice.
After his death, the Miller family researched car seats extensively and found that rarely known about car seats existed that could hold a child in a 5-point harness up to 80 pounds. They believe that if Kyle had been in one of these seats, he would have survived their crash.
In an effort to inform other parents about the importance of these larger 5-point harness car seats, the family created a public video and put it on YouTube.com. The video received over 1 million views in the first month (over 2 million views to date) and the family received many emails from concerned parents who wanted to purchase a 5-point harness car seat for their child but could not afford one. It was obvious there was a real need for a charitable program that could provide these larger 5-point harness car seats to these families in need. After realizing that there were no programs in existence that provided help for these children and families, the Miller family decided to take it upon themselves to begin one.
The Kyle David Miller Foundation was begun to serve 2 primary purposes as follows:
1. To educate the public about motor vehicle and car seat safety –primarily the importance of the use of extended harnessing 5-point harness car seats for older toddlers and children.
2. To provide safe 5-point harness car seats to families who otherwise could not afford them.
If you would like to learn more about Kyle, please read our page on the foundation website dedicated to him.
To meet our Board Members and Volunteers, please go to this page on the foundation website.
You can read some of the testimonials from thankful parents and caregivers here.