Saturday, June 16, 2012

5K to benefit girl fighting cancer for a second time

When told in a phone interview she’s a "brave little girl" the day before she re-entered the hospital for radiation, high-dose chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, a Salt Lake 6-year-old responded cheerfully, “I sure am!”

At age 4, Millie Flamm began a fight against leukemia. She and her family endured two years of chemotherapy treatments amidst long-term hospital stays, and she was finally released earlier this year. Family and friends were stunned days later when doctors declared a relapse.

Now friends are hosting a benefit June 30, Millie’s 5K Princess Walk/Run, to support the Flamm family in their second run against leukemia. They issued a press release, saying that “cancer is a royal pain” and one step at a time, the community can help ease the burden.

“We couldn’t have gone through the last two and a half years without the support of so many people. This walk lets us focus on our daughter’s health and gives us a few less things to worry about,” said Millie’s father, Brady Flamm.

Read the rest of my KSL story about Millie by clicking here.

Note from Crystalee: This was a really touching article to write. I'm amazed by the courage, faith and love of the Flamm family. If you're reading this, let's help little miss Millie. Even the smallest donations count! Ryan and I would love to see you at the benefit.

Millie's Princess 5K Run/Walk
When: Saturday, June 30, 8 a.m. check-in, with the run/walk beginning at 9 a.m.
Where: Sugarhouse Park
Who: All are welcome
Why: Support 6-year-old Millie Flamm as she faces leukemia a second time

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