A 12-year-old girl from Riverside Alabama by the name of Mileena Painter is battling cancer and has asked for help with a project that is close to her heart.
Mileena was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia this past August. She is now home bound and not able to go to traditional school. For one of her school projects she has decided to collect firefighter patches from around the world. Since her Dad is a Firefighter and Mom is a Paramedic she thought this would be kind of fun.
“What I think I feel good about is that some people don’t appreciate Firefighters and Paramedics like they should and that’s one of the reasons I wanted to do it. When they say they are fighting with me it makes me feel good and it makes me not want to cry.” –Mileena
Mileena says when she gets the patches it makes her feel good about herself. Once she is done she plans on keeping the patches and sewing them together into a quilt. She wants to then use the quilt as a way to share her story and her testimony with other people.
The FVFAC accepted Mileena’s challenge and sent her not only patches for her quilt project, but Fallston VFAC t-shirts and a Firefighter’s helmet!
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If you would like to send firefighter patches, t-shirts, cards or letters to Mileena, mail them to:
PO Box 7
Riverside, AL 35135.
You can address them to Mileena Painter or to the Painter family and they will be passed along to her.
“One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.” –Shannon L. Alder
Let’s let Mileena know she is not alone in her fight.
(information from SafetySource.com)