Millie in her hospital room.
Millie was the very first child my family met after Cami was diagnosed and the minute I set eyes on her, I knew we could handle it. She had that sweet little bald head, I knew she was going through vigorous treatments, but she was playing, dancing and GLOWING! Millie was so beautiful! Millie and her parents showed us that they could have fun and be strong even when faced with every parents worst nightmare. It was the first time I was able to take a deep breath and know we could face what was coming our way! (Read more about the first time we met Millie here)
Millie and Cami
Cami and Millie were instant friends and played together often. Over the course of their two and a half year treatment they became best little cancer buddies. Millie was scheduled to go off treatment about 6 months before Cami and a few days after they celebrated her last chemo treatment, the Doctors called to tell Brady and Amanda that Millie's cancer was back (read the story as Amanda tells it here). It was devastating for poor Millie and everyone who loved her, but she was up for another fight! She received a bone marrow transplant in June 2012 she was so brave and fought so hard, but her cancer persisted. Millie continued with trials, countless new drugs, and intense chemotherapy. She fought hard, so very hard. Her parents stood by her side every second and made sure her hospital rooms were filled with love, laughter, and lots of art supplies. Millie was happiest when she was drawing and she was a little entrepreneur at heart. She hosted art sales and even utilized the power of social media to sell her artwork on Facebook. She saved all her pennies to buy her mom a mothers day gift... what a sweetheart! Millie was always drawing pictures for her friends or family who needed a pick-me up. She was always thinking of others. What an incredible shining star she was.
Millie with her new bone marrow
Justin Bieber was one of Millie's biggest fans!
Millie and her amazing family.
We want Millie's art to live on. We know she would want it to be spread around to help others. We are thrilled to announce that we have a few precious pieces of sweet Millie's art available for download. Please print these off and remember what this sweet girl has taught us. There is no better reminder to hold you kids a little tighter, to be a little more understanding, to be patient, pay it forward, lend a hand, leave a thoughtful note, and to be strong when faced with trials. Millie Flamm has taught me so much and continues to teach me every day. I hope that through her story and her beautiful precious art, that you can gain a little Millie in your heart as well. All proceeds from the sale of Millie's artwork will be donated to her foundation: http://milliesprincessrun.org
Prints by Millie Flamm
Available at psiay.com/MilliesPrints
Millie's message to the world
The Imagination Flower
Was drawn just a few days before she passed. Truly amazing.
Heart Butterfly & Star Flowers