Millie D.

Condition: Possible Cerebral Palsy
City, State: Bend, OR
Club: Highland Magnet School Trinity Lutheran School Sparrow Club Service Hours:
Date Adopted: 3/05/2021

Millie's Story:
In December 2019 Millie’s parents took their 6-week-old baby girl to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital after noticing her increasingly floppy muscle tone, difficulty with breathing, choking episodes, and overall failure to thrive.

Since then, Millie has been hospitalized nearly every month. She is mostly reliant on a G-tube for feeding but has been learning to eat some soft foods.

There is still not a clear diagnosis for Millie. Doctors say it may be cerebral palsy, but she is too young for them to know for sure.

Millie does not like to put weight on her legs or arms and is expected to need special equipment to help her walk someday.

Millie now has orthotics for her feet. She is still not walking on her own.

Despite all her challenges, Millie is a fighter! She has the sweetest personality. Millie loves playing with her big sisters.

Millie herself will soon be a big sister! Her family wants to share with you that baby sister Marlowe, coming in February, has Dwarfism and will be a Little Person.

Millie’s family is so grateful for the love and support she receives as she continues to grow and learn.

Millie will be adopted as a Sparrow to Trinity Lutheran & Highland Elementary Schools. Students will have the opportunity to work hard to raise money for Millie’s ongoing treatment and travel through sponsored community service.


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