ABC: Mike Miller’s Greatest Gift (Video)

By Adam Silverstein
June 6, 2011

Ending what was undoubtedly a stressful episode for the family, Miami Heat and former Florida Gators guard/forward Mike Miller and his wife Jennifer were able to bring their newborn daughter, Jaelyn, home from a South Florida hospital last Saturday.

Jaylen had spent just under two weeks in a pediatric intensive care unit because doctors found that she had five holes in her heart upon being born. Even with Jaylen on his mind, Miller has been playing a big role for Miami, which is up 2-1 in the 2011 NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks.

In an interesting twist to the story, Miller and his wife actually donated $1 million to a children’s hospital in his South Dakota hometown in 2007. There is a wing of the hospital called the Mike and Jennifer Miller Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. ABC told this story in a piece that ran at halftime of Sunday night’s game.


  1. Tractorr says:

    Kinda makes you believe in karma doesn’t it. I hope everything works out for the Millers. That must be an incredibly difficult situation.

  2. Jesse C says:

    Although I really want the Heat to lose, I’ll always root for Mike….. and Haslem.

  3. MattJ says:

    Let’s take a bonus out of the great feature, Miller was wearing a “Florida Basketball” shirt

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