A year after Zoe’s death, her caring legacy lives on

Zoe's sister Sam Miller, 13, meets women and children in Nigeria.
Zoe's sister Sam Miller, 13, meets women and children in Nigeria.
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The grieving family of a 13-year-old girl who died in a tragic accident last year are continuing her legacy by fighting for a cause she cared deeply about.

Monday marked the first anniversary of Zoe Miller’s death from falling into the path of a train while out running at night. The family commemorated the solemn occasion with a memorial lecture in Africa on the topic of female genital mutilation in the country.

Zoe Miller from Berkhamsted, who was found dead on rail lines.

Zoe Miller from Berkhamsted, who was found dead on rail lines.

Zoe lived in Berkhamsted but had spent six years of her life in Nigeria with her family. The lecture dedicated to her is hoped to raise awareness of the practice and take a step towards eradicating it.

Jane said: “Zoe would be overwhelmed and so proud to see this kind of change happening in her name. She loved Africa and couldn’t believe this dark side of it.

“Nothing takes the pain of Zoe’s death away, but seeing something positive come out makes us feel stronger.”