She touched the lives and hearts of thousands here in Eastern North Carolina. Friday night, Heather Lynn Roberts and her grandmother Gail Haddock Dail were remembered at their funeral in Kinston. Before her disappearance, many knew Heather from television. Since the early 1990's Roberts has participated in the annual Children's Miracle Network broadcast on WITN. As a miracle ambassador herself, Roberts shared her story of survival, as well as her medical and physical condition. Children's Hospital major gifts officer Kinney Hart says Roberts was a special young lady and will be missed greatly. A private burial takes place Saturday.