Since the tragic death of Ebony Miller, the young Bahamian woman killed in a car crash in Minnesota last week, lots of friends have come together, hoping to raise $30,000 to pay for funeral expenses.
“She was the kindest, most intelligent, most creative, thoughtful, driven, hardworking and loving person. In all aspects of her life, she gave everything,” Courtney McNeil said on GoFundMe.
As of Wednesday, 485 donors gave $27,590.
Ebony, a health professional, was killed on Friday morning while on her way home from her part-time job at Fairview Health Services where she worked since September. She died at the scene of the accident.
Her father believed she was killed by an impaired driver.
The alumni of St Andrews in the Bahamas, Ebony was awarded the Moore Family Scholarship in 2016.
Past recipient, Hillary Wallace reminisces on her friendship with the young woman aspiring to become a doctor. “Ebony was a brilliant mind with a kind heart…she was extremely intelligent and disciplined. I always admired that. Though quiet, her smile lit up every room she entered.”
Ebony also attended Beliot College in Wisconsin where she met Jenna Nordin. The two formed a bond.
“Ebony Miller was one of my best friends during my time at Beliot and our friendship continued to flourish after we had graduated….Her life touched so many others and she would have made one hell of a doctor,” Nordin said.
Neil said Ebony who also worked as a researcher at the Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Lab, “was the standard that her classmates could only hope to reach one day.”
“It is impossible to list all of the positive things that can be said about a person of such high character who had a heart that shined so brightly. She was a light to so many in her life and lit up every room she entered.”
Kimberly Cartwright, a friend, remains in utter shock.
“I still can’t believe it.”
And, friend Bimmy Akintayo prays her “beautiful soul will never be forgotten.”