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In this podcast excerpt, Jeffery Flamm discusses his charitable work with Millie’s Princess Foundation, which was created in memory of his granddaughter.
AN: So if you wouldn’t mind talking about the Millie princess foundation, I think what you guys are doing is incredible.
JF: My son, Brady, and his wife, Amanda, had a little girl, and two or three years later, they had a little boy who was born premature. So he was in the hospital for a couple of months. When she took him in for his first checkup, the doctor looked at their daughter, who was about three, and said, “Something’s wrong with your daughter. I can tell by her coloring. She’s gray.” Amanda said, “She’s been complaining that she hurts. She’s usually really vibrant and running around, and lately she’s just laid on the floor a lot. I thought maybe it was growth pains because she said her legs hurt.”
The doctor said, “She’s either got leukemia or some kind of cancer.” So, they ran her right to the hospital that same day and tested her. She had A.L.L. leukemia, which is 90-some-odd percent treatable. So we thought the odds were in our favor. She went through four years of every kind of transplant and stuff. They’d think they had it knocked, and then it would come back with a vengeance. So she was kind of the poster child for leukemia.
She spoke up at the University of Utah and at different conferences. It was like she was an adult. She ended up dying, so in memory of her, my son and his wife started Millie’s Princess Foundation. What they found is that couples who had a child with long-term cancer got into a lot of debt, and half of them would end up getting divorced. So, they decided that they needed to start something to help support these families, to save not only their kid with cancer but to save their marriage and their family. So, when anyone has a childhood cancer, they go and visit them in their home and say, “We’re here to help, and we want to save your family as well as your child. If you need help financially, let us know.”
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