Brian set up a link for the UteFans, where he wrote what I have copied down below. You can also read our story in my words and see Millie's new website here, along with more written by RealCove, the creators of "Meet Millie". We are so grateful for the help we have received at this point and overwhelmed at the response that Millie's page has already had. Thank you so much to everyone for your love and your support. My sister said it best, "We get to see the blessings that tragedy brings." It is so true. Our little family has faced a lot the past while, but we have also seen amazing things happen because of the love that surrounds us
In the words of Brian (some of the pictures are different then the ones he had because they wouldn't load properly):
This is Millie. She is one of my heroes. She and her family are also diehard Ute Fans (as are most heroes).
In 2009 Millie's mom had to have an emergency C-section, her new little brother spent a month in NICU.
A worried mom fought through doctors that insisted that this was just normal child behavior. She finally insisted that she have a blood test. In December of 2009, Millie was diagnosed with Leukemia.
And she needs chemo treatments through 2012.
But the truth is, in addition to the hardships that Millie is fighting through, there is a toll on the family both physically, mentally and emotionally. There is also a toll that can last much longer than the effects of this terrible disease, and that is the financial burden.
They are lucky enough to have insurance, but despite it there are still growing bills and they need help to ensure that Millie gets her treatments through 2012. Having had my best friend go through this, I can say that approaching lifetime max's, on top of copays, coinsurance and treatments that are simply not covered by insurance, the bills are overwhelming.
Treatments are going well, she just needs to be able to cross that finish line.
I know that this board (http://www.utefans.net/) is capable of doing great things together, we've done it before. We've raised lots of money for deserving people and families before, and WebMonkey and I agree that while there are many deserving people out there, the Flamms are certainly one of them we should get behind as a community.
The whole story can be found at a site we put together for them here. You can donate money there. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Flamm family. If you can help them out, it will make all the difference. If you are tight on funds, skip a meal, or a Starbucks, and consider what it would mean to you if you were in their shoes.
Take a minute to check out the site, the photos alone will break your heart and also help you see what an amazing and resilient person Millie is. You know me, I hate everyone and this little girl has won my heart over.
Let's do something great this summer, dig deep and make a miracle happen for such an inspirational person. I declare Operation Millie!
*This is Amanda again; Operation Millie has been very successful and is still going strong. There are no words to express my gratitude. I am in shock as to what has come about because one person decided to create a website. I whole community has stepped up to support us, along with their friends and family from other states. Thank from the bottom of my heart.