Sunday, 2 September 2012

September: Help Them Grow Old, Wear GOLD!

It's September and this is a HUGE month for our family. September is the start of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, GO GOLD, and please tell everyone.  If you are really brave you can even tell strangers, Millie does!  September also brings Miss Millie's 7th birthday. It's on September 28 and we have a lot to celebrate! Want to celebrate with us? Come support Millie and all our Cancer Cutie friends on the 29th at the CureSearch walk in Sugar House Park. It's only $10 for adults, and kids are FREECureSearch is Amazing. They donate 100% of money raised at the walk to fund Childhood Cancer Research, 100%!  We Need A Cure and helping raise money for research is the best way to make that happen.  We will also be celebrating Millie reaching her 100 day post transplant mark, which is September 30th.  

P.S. MILLIE WILL BE THERE and we can't wait. 

You can sign up for Team Amelia HERE.

Miss Millie 2009 right before her 1st cancer diagnosis. Her initial treatment was just over 2 years when we found out that Amelia still had cancer 3 days after we had celebrated Kicking Cancer's Butt. 

4 years old

You have cancer baby.

Way To Go Millie! You Did It! 
February 2012  
6 years old 

We found out about Millie's relapse 3 days later. She had around a 96% cure rate and it wasn't good enough, it still came back. It will NEVER be good enough until it's 100% cure rate.

Watch Out Cancer! Super Millie is coming for you, AGAIN! 

After 3 rounds of intensive chemotherapy treatments and 8 doses of radiation, Millie's body was prepared to have her bone marrow transplant. We couldn't risk waiting any longer. She went into transplant not having a perfect marrow match and also having some leukaemia. We pray every day that her last blasts of chemo and radiation were enough to put her in full remission before starting yet another battle for her life. 

June 22, 2012. Happy BMT Birthday! 

Please help us cure childhood cancer! Even after everything Millie has gone through and a transplant she still only has a 60% chance of her cancer not coming back. Please, come walk with us.  You can make a difference.  Sign Up HERE to walk with Team Amelia.


Anonymous said...

This post made me cry, smile, and laugh! Millie has been through so much and still comes out strong every time! She is my inspiration! LOVE YOU MILLIE !!! -Miss Patti

Trish said...

Praying for your sweet little girl, our little one is 11 months in leukemia treatment so I know the journey y'all are on. I love the phase you posted, "Help them grow old, wear gold"! Hugs, Trish

Ashley Richards said...


It was great to see you at the zoo. I have wanted to just put my hand on Millie's little back and tell her I love her, and I got to do that. What a brave little fighter. She has been through so much. Oh, how I wish we could all just take it for her and that it would not affect her anymore. It truly breaks my heart. She is just beautiful Amanda. I knew when I saw those big beautiful eyes that it was Millie. I'm sorry I didn't offer my stroller or something to help you to your car. I thought about that after you left and felt dumb for not helping you. I hope Millie is feeling better.

Please know there are so many out there loving you guys and praying for you.

Love you,

Ashley Richards