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Amelia (Millie) Flamm
came into our lives as a result of a recent company service project. We haven’t been the same since.
Once a quarter we do a service project to increase the happiness of those within our sphere of influence. After learning about Millie and her desire to be a fashion designer, we decided we’d like to help make that dream come true.
Our design team took a day and met with Millie to see which of her drawings would work best. We discovered Millie was a very talented artist – and a very talented “whistler” as you’ll see from the video.
After deciding on the perfect art piece, we learned from Millie’s parents that her time left was short. Indeed very short.
We rushed the design and sample process so we could get a finished product in Millie’s hands before she passed.
The day we brought the finished outfit to Millie’s house she was so weak she would only wake for minutes at a time and
her parents didn’t expect her to make it through the day.
We gave it to her Dad, left, and prayed for a miracle that she would wake up to see what she had created – to see her dream come true.
Finally, she woke, got up and hugged her mom, then laid down and slipped away free from the pain and restraints of this life.
We learned that throughout the struggle and fight against leukemia, Millie never complained. She spent her time and energy worrying about and helping others.
Her Motto was “Stay Strong.” She has left a legacy of faith, strength and inspiration and will always be a reminder to us to Do and Be Better.
Millie’s outfit will be for pre-order on our site www.persnicketyclothing.com and at participating online retailers for the next week.
All proceeds will be given to Millie’s Princess Foundation.
We invite you to share this post, the video, or our Facebook post to spread the word. The more outfits purchased, the more money and support goes to Millie’s legacy and to the fight against Leukemia.
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With permission from Brady Flamm, we have reprinted below his blog post written to Millie just one month after she passed. You can visit the Flamm Family blog for more information and for the full story.
It has been a while. Two and a half months ago I wrote most of a very long blog post to catch us up. I’ll have to finish it and get it up soon, but I didn’t want to let today pass without writing something. This is probably more for my sake than anything, but feel like sharing tonight.
A month ago you were freed from your pain. I miss you more each day but I am happy for you.
In December we learned that it was not likely you would survive. In February we were told you were out of options. We all refused to quit and fought on. When bad news came it was very hard on your mom and me. I felt like I had failed you. I felt that if I was unable to protect you from this that I wasn’t good for anything. I was heartbroken. We never gave up hope and knew you were capable of miracles, and you showed us many.
I know you did everything you could, and I know your mom and I did everything we could.
During those hard months I mourned your loss. On May 17th, two months and one day from today – our 10 year anniversary, we learned that there were no more options, and this time there was absolutely nothing we could do about it. What a bittersweet thing it was to hold you and love you, knowing that your time was limited, but protecting you from the pain of worrying about it. I am so grateful I got those extra months with you.
Those were not easy months for any of us, but they were especially tough for you. I know that those extra months were for your mom and me. I know that we needed the time to accept that this was what was best for you. You didn’t complain much, but I can imagine how hard those months were for you.
You were too little to truly understand how brave you were or how many people you inspired. I wish I could have explained it to you, and I certainly tried.
I will never forget one of the last things you said the night before you left this life. I left the room in tears, horrified that I had to watch you suffer and that I had to let you go. You turned to your mom and said “tell dad to think of his brave Millie.”
I miss you terribly, but I have not mourned your loss this past month. You suffered enough. I love you too much to wish you were still here suffering. I need you here with me, but I know that God did what was best for you. All I ever wanted was what was best for you, and if living the rest of this life without you is what is best for you, then I will not complain. I will be brave for you.
We have tried to serve others in your name. This year’s Millie’s Princess Run was amazing. I can’t believe how many people helped, and know you were proud. We are not done. We have big plans for how to help others. I feel you close to me when I help others – frankly my desire to serve may be a bit selfish at this point.
I must have told you this hundreds of times but I will say it again. You are my hero. I am so proud to be your dad, and I hope I can be a better person so that when we meet again you will be proud of me too.