02 Aug Millie and Tyler: A Love Story
He was sixteen.
She only a little girl of five.
But when these two nearby neighbors found themselves at Primary Children’s Medical Center as pediatric cancer warriors, they became best friends.
From pranks, to hugs, to shared secrets… Millie and Tyler couldn’t love each other more. Both passed away only months apart in 2013 but we know they are closer than ever to us, and each other.
That’s why we had to clue you into Millie’s Princess Foundation and their wonderful project with Persnickety Clothing Company. Together they are giving little girls who have pediatric cancer, the chance to be fashion designers.
A Little About Millie
Spunky little Millie Flamm who was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of four had a life-long dream of being a fashion designer. Her dream was fulfilled by Persnickety only weeks before her passing on June 18, 2013. “This experience with Millie changed us. We have the power to bring moments of sheer joy into the lives of children and families facing childhood cancer. It is part of our mission as a company- to increase happiness in the world; it’s who we are as individuals and our customers can’t get enough of these beautiful clothes designed and inspired by these courageous children,” said Corinne Rickenbach, Owner and Executive Designer of Persnickety Clothing Company.
Now it’s Cami Carver’s turn a delightful eight-year-old, recovering from a recent bone marrow transplant. She and Corinne sketched out designs and chose fabrics for two new dresses that you can preorder now or purchase at select retail locations in September. All proceeds from the sale of these dresses will go to Millie’s Princess Foundation to assist those families affected by childhood cancer.
Mille… and Tyler thank you.
About Millie’s Princess Foundation
Millie absolutely adored the fairy tale ending that awaits all princesses… and let’s face it she embodied every thing that a good princess would – immense courage, a kind heart, and a gracious smile. What started out as a simple idea, a local 5k, has rapidly grown into more than a neighborhood show of support… it is now a respected Foundation with soon-to-be races nationwide.
Millie’s Princess Foundation is a 501c3 organization with the purpose and mission of raising hope, funds, and awareness for pediatric cancer families. To learn more about the Foundation and its organizers see www.milliesprincessfoundation.org
About Persnickety Clothing Company
Persnickety Clothing Company, based in American Fork, Utah designs and manufactures award-winning clothing for girls, ages 0-12. Founded in 2009 Persnickety Clothing Company has the purpose and mission to produce creative clothing, and to increase happiness in the world. A portion of every purchase is awarded to girls in need—in the USA and around the world. For more information on Persnickety Clothing Company, please call 801-658-0400 or visit persnicketyclothing.com.