As a typical teenager, Myles Freeberg liked to hang out with his friends, listen to music and play video games. He liked to play competitive soccer for both the soccer club and the high school. He loved his car, a 1998 Firebird TransAm. He attended Longleaf Elementary School, Johnson Middle School and Viera High School. He considered himself an “average” student; however, he was a scholar athlete and the last male valedictorian in the Class of 2011 at Viera High School. He was a member of the Academy of Business and Finance and the Academy of Digital Arts and Media during high school. He had planned to attend the University of Florida and study either: chemistry, engineering or pharmacy.
On July 7, 2010, Myles was on his way to have his senior picture taken when he was hit by a distracted driver. He died from those injuries the next day on July 8, 2010 and his organs were donated the following day.
Myles was known as "The Wall" on the soccer field. Today, "The Wall" stands on the Viera HS campus in a garden near the cafeteria's outside seating area. "The Wall" provides a place for friends to gather and hang out during lunch and throughout the day. Friends were very important to Myles.
The Myles Freeberg Foundation, Inc. was created in December 2010 to promote and encourage higher education through internships, scholarships and support for advanced programs in the community. The IRS has approved a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status for our foundation.
The Miles for Myles 5K is held in January to raise funds for internships and scholarships in his memory. The event is open to walkers and runners of all ages and is untimed. We welcome you to join us to gather with family and friends to celebrate Myles Freeberg’s life.
"I'm good no problems no stress so the usual"
One of Myles' last text messages sent to a friend before he left home to have his senior picture taken on July 7, 2010.
The silhouette at the top is a self-portrait that Myles created in his Academy of Digital Arts and Media class.