Robert Miller Honored As Anthem Angel This Past SundayINDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts are proud to announce a resident of Cedar Lake, Ind. as a 2008 honoree of the Anthem Angels program, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Robert J. Miller, a firefighter with the Cedar Lake Volunteer Fire Department and emergency medical technician (EMT) for Superior Medical Services in Northwest Indiana, was recognized as an "Anthem Angel" at the Colts home game this past Sunday, November 2, 2008, for his outstanding contribution to the community.
Miller has been with the Cedar Lake Volunteer Fire Department for six years and an EMT for four years.
In honor of Robert's dedication, he received four (4) VIP Club Seat Tickets to the Colts game, a feature story with his photo in the Colts gameday magazine (the Scout) and on www.colts.com, as well as recognition on the hhGregg Big Screens in Lucas Oil Stadium during the game.
In 2005, Robert spent four weeks in Louisiana assisting hundreds of victims from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. His most recent act of exceptional civil service took place when he traveled to Galveston, Texas, right before Hurricane Ike struck. Miller assisted in the evacuations and provided medical services to individuals that were injured during and after the storm, staying two weeks after the wreckage to help stabilize the area.
Robert's most memorable experience was delivering a baby whose mother was in labor at a local county jail. "She didn't let anyone know for a few hours that she was even in labor, so when she finally called and said that she needed someone I got there just in time to deliver a healthy baby boy," said Miller. "That was the first baby that I ever got to actually deliver."
New this season, "Anthem Angels…Honoring Everyday Heroes" was established by the Indianapolis Colts and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to pay tribute to Hoosier "First Respondents" who may have received little or no recognition for the strides they have made to help others in human-service related professions.
Miller is the fourth "angel" to be honored this season.
Here is a recap of previous "everyday heroes" honored so far this season, listed as follows with hometown, occupation, and game honored:
- Mike Jones – Swayzee, IN – Chief Deputy of the Swayzee Police Department (Colts vs. Bears game)
- Bonnie Lucas – Indianapolis, IN – Indianapolis Fire Department Dispatcher and Supervisor (Colts vs. Jaguars game)
- Nicole Hosier-Bullington – Jeffersonville, IN – Clarksville Middle School Teacher (Colts vs. Ravens game)
Nominations are still being accepted for the remaining 2008 home games. For more information about Anthem Angels, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, please visit www.colts.com/anthemangels.