As a family that has struggled to make ends meet we were very upset that our daughter would have to move into a booster before she was ready. I wanted to keep her harnessed but was not going to be able to afford a seat that would keep her harnessed. I was told about the Kyle David Miller Foundation. I looked at the website and honestly if I wasn't already wanting to keep her harnessed I would have after reading Kyle's story. I filled out the application and waited. The day I received the email stating that my daughter would receive a Britax Regent from the Foundation I was so excited I called my husband at work and a few family members. I was a bit worried about such a large seat but once we had it I have been very happy as well as my daughter. We have told many family members and friends about the Foundation. The Foundation is truely a life saver.
The Kyle David Miller Foundation is a wonderful organization that helps kids stay safe! Knowing the facts and statistics made me sure that I wanted my child to stay in a harnessed carseat as long as possible. Our finances at the time would not have allowed for our son to stay harnessed as long as would be best, so I went to the KDM Foundation for help. They application process was smooth and efficient, and I patiently awaited "our turn" to get a new seat. We lucked out, and ended up getting a seat sooner than expected. The tech who volunteered to bring us the seat and demonstrate installation was knowledgeable and friendly. I have only good things to say about the Kyle David Miller Foundation, and I'm grateful for their help in keeping our son as safe as possible. I hope everyone who can donate will do so generously!
Well I would love to tell you that what Kyle's mom is doing for little girls and boys around the US is awesome. She is saving kids lives. Thank you so much for all you .
I recieved a car seat for my little boy about a year ago. I was nine months pregnant and a single Mother and had just graduated college, so I was not making any money yet. I was in a car crash, and my little boy was in the same kind of car seat that Kyle was in. I am so blessed to still have my son, and to have had a healthy baby girl after all that. The Kyle David Miller Foundation helped so much by giving me that car seat. I could never express how thankful I am for all their help in my time of need.
The Kyle David Miller Foundation is a caring organization. I received a free five-point harness carseat from them. When they shipped it, I received notification of the approximate date. They set up the closest location to have the seat installed by a carseat specialist. They also gave me great suggestions on the car seat for my younger child. When friends ask for carseat advice, I quickly point them to the Kyle David Miller Foundation's website. It is easy to find information, and I know that someone would respond quickly and kindly to any concerns or questions.
We are a small hard working family from Oklahoma. My husband works hard every day. We (then) have a three year old son who we could never get to stay in his car seat. We could be going down the highway and the next thing we know he would be crawling across the front seat and that is a scary thought. All sort of things run through your mind until you have him buckled back in his car seat. It wasn't until I was watching Good Morning America that I realized I wasn't protecting my son at all. I sat there and watched a story of a little boy named Kyle, tears just ran down my face. At the end of his precious story, I was educated and I knew what my son needed to be protected when he is riding in any vehicle. Also at the end of his story they gave information on how to get in touch with the Kyle David Miller Foundation. I got in touch with the foundation, did all the paper work and I was approved for the proper car seat for my son who is now 5 years old and we ride down the roads knowing he now has a better chance of surviving an accident. Thank you Kyle David.
I am really greatful and thankful for this wonderful carseat which was donated by the Kyle Miller.the qualit is tremendous and I am often asked wher I got such an amazing car seat.Again thanks a millon to the Kyle Miller Foundation.
I am Executive Director of the Kyle David Miller Foundation and I welcome you to read our story and mission. We were founded following the great response that was received to the YouTube video about 3 year old Kyle David Miller who was killed following a roll-over crash in his parents mini-van. Kyle was secured in his booster seat with a seatbelt which failed, causing his ejection from the vehicle. If Kyle had been secured in a 5 point harness car seat such as the ones the foundation now donates to low income families across North America, he may still be here today. The foundation wishes to raise awareness to parents and caregivers about the important of correctly and safely securing their children in their vehicles. Vehicle crashes are the #1 cause of death for children ages 1 and above. Securing a child in a correctly installed and correctly used child restraint could save your child's life. We promote keeping a child rear-facing in a child restraint to the LIMITS of a convertible seat - the weight limit in the USA is 35lbs rear-facing, no matter the child's age, and the height limit is until there is an inch of car seat above their head. Once a child has to be turned forward-facing because they have reached the limits or rear-facing, we promote keeping them in a 5 point harness for AS LONG AS POSSIBLE. Children do not have the maturity to sit correctly in a booster seat/seatbelt combination till age 6 years on average, and it is still safer to keep them in a 5 point harness beyond that, as long as they fit into the seat.
I have a BIG kid. No, he's not morbidly obese or anything, he's just my big guy. 99% in both height and weight. So at 2 years old he had outgrown 40lbs harnessed seats by height, and was nearing outgrowing them by weight. I started researching, and was flabbergasted. The ONLY seats (and there were only TWO at the time) he would fit in were almost $300!! As a single parent there was no way. Especially not on the month or two notice I had to do it in. I called police stations, state trooper assoc., children's hospital, and all only give out seats that have 14.5" top slots with 40lbs harnesses. No good. I was told to put him in a booster, which from research I knew was unacceptable. A smart CPST told me to apply to the KDM foundation, I was quickly approved a few months later got a seat. Without it I don't know what I would've had to do. My son is happy and safe in his Britax Regent. Kyle's family has done an awesome thing. And its a beautiful way to preserve their son's memory, by saving other children's lives.
The Kyle David Miller Foundation is a fantastic Nonprofit group. They assisted my family in obtaining 2 Britax Regents for my 2 oldest children. I have great peace knowing they can ride as safe as possible for as long as possible. The organization is extremely knowledgeable re car seat safety and very committed to passing on the their knowledge. We had no problems obtaining our seats, delivery was quicker than anticipated.
Overall I had a great experience with the Kyle David Miller Fondation. I was so excited to recieve 2 Britax Regents for my 5 & 6 year old children, and I feel so much safer driving around with them knowing they are as safe as they can get. I even bought bumper magnents from the Kyle Miller Foundation to educate others on the importance of extended rear facing and 5pt harnesses. The reason I gave them 4 stars instead of 5, is because when your name comes up, they email you and say you will be recieving your seat soon. It takes about a month to actually get the seat. The email makes it sound like it will be coming in a few days, but in reality it takes a few weeks. It wasn't a big deal and I would've given them 4 1/2 stars if that was possible. I just wanted to let other people know there will be a wait.
The Kyle David foundation has helped my family in great measures. The foundation helped my family get my daughter out of a booster seat and into a 5 point harness car seat. The staff was very enjoyable to work with. Thank you so much for everything you have done for my family and all the others.
Thanks to the Kyle Dave Miller Foundation, my kids ride safely in their 5 point harness car seats. This charity has gone above and beyond to help low income families keep their children safe. Thank you for keeping the memory of little Kyle David alive.
This foundation is truly amazing in every way. Started in such sad terms, this family made the very best of what happened to them. We were lucky enough to have been helped by the foundation with seats for all of our children. Our older, two who were at the time in boosters. The night I watched Kyles video I cried, not knowing what I could do for my children. I applied and we were blessed with help. Our older two were helped first and then our younger kids were given seats when they were nearing the weight limits, within 1-2 lbs and their seats were both about to expire being hand me downs from my older kids. I was so moved and inspired by this most amazing act I started learning everything I could about child passenger safety and was able to take the class and become a CPST. I was more than honored when I was asked if I would help the foundation and love helping them in any way I can and look forward to helping them in the future. Giving a family a car seat for their child is more than just a way to restrain them in the car. Its insurance, an insurance that helps their child survive if they are in a crash. Its the best feeling in the world to give someone.
KDMF is an amazing organization. Good communication, and they work fast. They kept me informed through every step in the process, from sending me the info on when the seat would arrive, to putting me in contact with a local car seat Tech for seat installation. They do everything they can to keep kids safe in cars! They gave us a Radian80 for my (then)5 year old daughter, and since this seat has an 8 year life span, I will be able to hand it down to my younger daughter as well. Thank you so much KDMF!
I have 5 beautiful children now. Two were teenager and the other two had just reached 43 and 50 pounds and I had put them into the small boosters. When I hit my brake to avoid an accident, my younger slipped underneath the belt and trapped her on the floor board still hanging from the seat belt. It was around that time that a friend sent me an email telling about Kyle. I was completely shocked and realized how unsafe my children were. I didn't have funds to buy the car seat they needed to be safe. But thanks to Kyle David Miller Foundation and their donation to our family my children ride safely in their Britax Regents. This nonprofit is number one in my book and life and always will be.