Today, another childhood cancer warrior lost her battle with cancer. Miette Skiller was diagnosed with DIPG, an incurable brain tumor that kills over 90% of children within 2 years. She was 7 years old, and was diagnosed in July 2011.
A young girl from Green Bay passed away from DIPG in 2008. Her mother has created a charity in her name, which raises awareness of Pediatric Cancer, as well as raises money to send art supplies to children's hospitals, something that was very important to Mariah while she was on treatment. Visit Riah's Rainbow foundation here: http://www.riahsrainbow.org/index.html
Miette also wanted to raise awareness of DIPG and childhood cancer, which she did by selling her homemade hairclips and bows.
You can read her mother's blog about Miette's journey here: http://www.miettesjourney.com/
Here's Miette's story, as told by the Austrailian news company: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZX3MfWVNXM
This is a video taken of Miette leaving the world. Viewer discretion advised. Miette and her family wanted people to see the reality of childhood cancer, which can be death. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeHih9JURqo&feature=youtu.be
Rest in Peace