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Thank You!!! - from Millie's dad

Posted By: Grateful Ute
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Dear Ute Fans,

Words cannot describe how grateful my wife and I are for your generosity, kind words, and support. The past year or so has been harder on our family that we often admit to anyone, including ourselves. We've held our daughter as toxic chemo is pushed into her little body to fight her leukemia. We've comforted her as she's dealt with the side effects. We've watched with great pride as she's reached out to newly diagnosed kids to befriend and encourage them.

At the beginning, 2.5 years of chemo sounded unbearable. We looked to the future and thought we'd have to just make it there and try to get through it. While it has been even harder than we expected, it has been an amazing time for our family. It seems that every time we hit a bump in the road (and there have been many) something wonderful happens that lifts us back up.

My daughter is alive today, and the outlook is good. When I held her in the hospital, I told myself I would do anything to fight this. It has cost a lot, both financially and emotionally, but it is a deal we would obviously make any day. We've never asked anyone for financial help, because we've always felt we were willing to pay anything even if we are still paying the bills years after she is done. Every time I think we're starting to gain ground on bills, more come. It has weighed on me every day.

I will never forget the past two days, and I have never been so proud to be a Utah fan. The donations have honestly blown us away. But even more than the money, the many kinds words written here have lifted our spirits.

When Millie was diagnosed, we worried about the toll chemo would take on her emotionally. So many people go through a bad event in one way or another as a child, and often it scars them for life. We have always sought to get her the medical treatment she needs, while doing everything we can to make sure she has a happy childhood. If you look through our blog, you'll see some rough pictures, but you'll also see a lot of smiles on her face.

Thank you for lifting this burden from us so that we can continue to be strong for our daughter and be the happy parents she needs.



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o NEW: Thank You!!! - from Millie's dad
Grateful Ute - -- Wednesday 11 May 2011, at 10:22 pm [ID# 1197127] [reply]
Red Five Standing By icon NEW: Hang in there Millie. You have friends everywhere who are fighting along with you! (nm)
Red Five Standing By - -- Wednesday 11 May 2011, at 10:28 pm [ID# 1197129] [reply]
Rocker Ute icon NEW: No, actually, thank you. Your family has inspired us all to do something great. (nm)
Rocker Ute - -- Wednesday 11 May 2011, at 10:31 pm [ID# 1197131] [reply]
Red Five Standing By icon NEW: I know of two Cougar fans and one Aggie fan who have donated in the last hour. Brotherhood. Thanks Millie, family, and Rocker Ute. (nm)
Red Five Standing By - -- Wednesday 11 May 2011, at 10:34 pm [ID# 1197132] [reply]
Big Z icon NEW: I posted the link on Texags and there is a donor from Aggieland also (nm)
Big Z - -- Thursday 12 May 2011, at 04:42 am [ID# 1197167] [reply]
Sushi icon NEW: The tremendous love in your family, your sacrifice, and your gratitude is universally uplifting (nm)
Sushi - -- Wednesday 11 May 2011, at 10:48 pm [ID# 1197136] [reply]
TheMightyAlaskanUte icon NEW: Hang in there Brady. I have a daughter and son that match your kids ages and your story tore me up. I had to help, as little as it was. Keep freaking fighting this thing. Ute Nation is behind you. You, your wife and your daughter are all UTE strong! (nm)
TheMightyAlaskanUte - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 11 May 2011, at 10:49 pm [ID# 1197138] [reply]
o NEW: RE: Thank You!!! - from Millie's dad
wcj99 - -- Wednesday 11 May 2011, at 11:11 pm [ID# 1197148] [reply]
Proud2BaUte icon NEW: God bless your sweet daughter. (nm)
Proud2BaUte - -- Thursday 12 May 2011, at 06:26 am [ID# 1197169] [reply]
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