Benefit Concert remembers 15 year old Kaleb Miller

BILOXI (WLOX) - A 15 year old Jackson County boy lost his battle with cancer this week.

Wednesday night on the beach in Biloxi on the old Treasure Bay site some of the area's finest musicians gathered to throw a concert remembering this brave young man's life.

You see, Kaleb Miller loved to play soccer and skateboard with his friends but his passion was his Fender Guitar and playing music.

Those who knew and loved Kaleb Miller say he lit up the world with his love of life and permanent grin.

Kaleb's Girlfriend Taylor Alley said, "I miss him, he always had a smile on his face and nobody will forget Kaleb."

2 and half years ago, doctors told his parents their precious son had a grade 4 brain tumor. Now that Kaleb is gone, those who knew him gathered with others who never even met him, to honor his memory and support his grieving family.

Kaleb's Aunt Valerie Miller said, "He would have loved to see this, I really appreciate all the love and support that went into creating all this benefit concert, he would have loved it."

Kaleb was good at a lot of things, but he was most proud of his skills as a self taught guitarist... music was his passion. That struck a chord with musicians like Marianne Allison who performed for free.

Allison said, "I hope that music helped him through the hard times that he experienced and helped him renew his spirit through all the struggles that he had."

Kaleb's struggle also touched the members of the Multi Platinum, Jackson County band, "3 Doors Down".

He got to meet his hometown heroes just last Saturday, they even signed his guitar. He was ecstatic!

Kaleb Miller's wish to meet his favorite band came true, he passed away exactly one week later. But he told his parents he had one more wish... he hoped that in his short time on earth, somehow he had made a difference.

Family Friend Kathy Santiago says, "And it's important that his parents know he did make a difference in this world, he's changed mine."