Images from Miracle Parham's Facebook memory page.
Miracle's Mile Event
UPDATE 04/04/11: In the wake of Miracle Parham's death, a Facebook page was created for her, as well as a video tribute. On March 31, 2011, Resolution 794 was adopted by the Georgia House of Representatives, honoring Miracle's Mile, Miracle Parham Williams, and the many children within the State of Georgia whose life was tragically cut short. The Miracle's Mile event serves to pay tribute to the memory of these children and provide support for their families.
WHEREAS, the Miracle's Mile event is an opportunity for communities to come together in a spirit of love, compassion, and togetherness, and the day shall be marked as one of remembrance, celebration, and healing in order to forever keep the love and memories of our children in our hearts.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body honor the life and memory of Miracle Parham Williams and commend her family on their efforts to promote remembrance and strength through the Miracle's Mile event.
The multi-generational impact of Miracle's death was deeply felt, and her community responded powerfully. To Miracle's parents, Winston and Sandra Williams, her family and friends, and all who helped initiate Miracle's Mile, you are a tremendous inspiration to us all.
10/10/10: Vigil Held for Young Victim
McDonough, GA - On Tuesday, Miracle Parham, a freshman at Henry County High School, was killed by two cars while trying to flee an aggressive pit bull. Miracle was walking to her school bus stop when she encountered the dog. Just minutes before the fatal incident, one of Miracle's friends, Vanessa Barrientos, who was already at the bus stop, said that Miracle had sent a weary text message asking about the dog. "Bt wht bout the dog," she wrote at 7:15 am.
Moments later, Miracle was struck by the cars, killing her instantly. Police have still been unable to locate the dog or its owner. Miracle's father, who walked in circles by the intersection after her death, praying to God out loud for help, is demanding justice for his daughter. He told CBS Atlanta just after the incident, "It is unacceptable for people anywhere, anytime not to keep their dogs secured. My baby’s dead, my family is grieving and there is nothing I can do."
Bishop Walker Dixon's Tribute
Bishop Walker Dixon posted the tribute he gave at the end of morning prayers following the news of Miracle's death on Tuesday. We urge all readers to listen to this tribute. It powerfully illustrates the community and multi-generational impact this tragedy has caused.
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