Miller Jacob, 16 precious days. In memory of our daughter we want to help STARSHIP, help future children. Join Miller’s Movement!
Bay of Plenty
Miller's Movement to Help Future NZ Kids
Hey Friends, Family and Community,
Our precious daughter Miller Jacob was born with a rare condition called Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia (ACD/MPV) on the 19th of April 2021.
My husband Chad and I needed STARSHIP more than ever in April and May 2021.
Starship is the ONLY paediatric intensive care unit in New Zealand.
Alongside our family we saw the reality of how many unwell children/ tamariki there are in New Zealand on a daily and minute by minute basis.
It was a world we never knew existed, but it is there and the need is permanent and only growing, as our population gets bigger.
When Miller was 3 days old, we had the “round table” conversation that Miller needed to go to Starship to go on an ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) machine to save her, BUT in the same breath the doctor told us that Starship only had 3 ECMO machines and ALL of them were being used for other children and there was nothing more they could do. As we fell to our knees, no amount of money in that moment could help our daughter.
Thankfully, a machine became available later that day and we were blessed with 13 more days to get to know our beautiful daughter.
Miller passed away in our arms surrounded by family in Starship on the 5th of May 2021.
After Miller had passed we learnt of her condition. ACD/MPV has effected 249 children worldwide and 4 New Zealand families.
STARSHIP gave us hope and time!
We got to hold her hands, feel her tight grip, look into her dark brown eyes, care and love her, read her Hairy Maclary stories, introduce her to her family and dream of our future.
NOW is the time to raise money, so that no family needs to have a conversation at a round table about “resources”.
Chad and I are creating this fundraiser for Starship, in memory of our daughter Miller. Starship needs more beds and resources for our current and future families and children!
So all families can have specialist care and not have to wonder “what if the resources were available”?
Let’s help STARSHIP SAVE LIVES!
Please visit our website http://millersmovement.weebly.com/ to see;
- Stories of family/ whanau helped by starship,
- See the community of people and business who have generously donated,
- See events to support this wonderful cause
- Share our fundraising journey and see what funds we have raised together and what items Starship purchases with our donation/ koha.
Together we are a COMMUNITY!
Join us on our Community Mufti Day on the 5th November to remember Miller as we remember 6 months since she has passed. Please wear bright clothes. x
We need your help to help others…
Let’s help STARSHIP get the beds and resources they need!
We are a mother and father that have lost our beautiful daughter Miller Jacob to a rare condition that effects your lungs. We had a conversation that the "resources" we needed were not available. Miller's Movement aims to raise money now to help NZ kids !
Starship require cots and they cost $8010 each. The first $8010, Starship will organise the order and delivery of the cot, which will be paid for by us, in Memory of Miller.
The remaining funds will go to Starship to support the expansion for new beds.
Milestone #4 14 November 2021
I can’t believe that we have hit another milestone for Starship! They desperately need resources to help children of New Zealand! ❤️ Together we are making such a difference! ❤️❤️❤️ I can’t wait to get our final total in a few months and liaise with Starship and give them all of this money for the resources that they need so desperately ❤️ They helped Miller and now Miller’s Movement is helping others! Thank you, thank you, thank you! It doesn’t make this road any easier to walk, sometimes it makes it harder, but it is worth the steps to make our girls legacy live on ❤️
We are in the mist of amazing fundraisers!
We have over 9 schools and 4 kindys raising funds for Miller’s Movement.
We have 2 amazing raffles doing with over $3000 worth of prizes to be one in each one!
We have Mount CrossFit doing a fundraiser 30,000 calories in one day to raise funds for Miller’s Movement
We have individuals doing work outs and singing events to raise awareness and funds!
Miller’s Movement is made up is so many amazing people! Including you!
Thank you for being apart of our journey!
Thank you so much for your kind donation. We really appreciate it! Welcome to Miller’s Movement ❤️
Thank you thank you thank you xx The gift of giving is soo rewarding ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you for being apart of Miller Movement x Merry Christmas