Millie fought leukemia for half of her short and beautiful life, but that didn’t stop her from being her. Millie never let cancer slow her down.
The second she walked into a room you knew you were in the presence of greatness. There was just something about her that would pull you in and make you want to be by her. You couldn’t help it; Millie just had that effect on everyone around her. She loved to sing and dance, and it was not unusual to find her twirling around her IV pole to the latest Justin Bieber song. Millie had the most contagious giggle that was full of pure joy. We loved taking her to the movies because she thought everything was so funny and the moment she let that laugh burst out the entire theater would follow and then look around to see where it came from. Millie was oblivious to this and would go on belly laughing and making everyone smile.
Millie was very funny and spunky. She loved playing practical jokes on her nurses and would hide in a closet to scare them. Millie spent most of her time crafting for her family and dear friends. She had a generous heart and was always thinking of others. Even in her darkest times fighting cancer, Millie had a smile on her face and a colored pencil in her hand. She was known for her unique creations and even more for her generous heart. She loved designing something special for those around her and letting them know they were loved, especially her little brother, Austin, who she adored. Millie chose to be happy and lived by her own motto, “The grass is greener on our side, even with leukemia.”
As Millie’s Mom I look to the example she set for our family on a daily basis and try my best to remember that happiness is a choice. Even in her darkest times Millie found joy. She chose to be happy and so will I.
– Millie’s Mama, Amanda Flamm