Dr Charlie Teo's “Miracle girl” Milli celebrates special milestone after third cancer diagnosis
A teenager who has been living with terminal cancer since age nine celebrated her 14th birthday while her mother said “we know the sadness that is coming”.
Amelia “Milli” Lucas, who was diagnosed with Grade VI Glioblastomaat at age nine and was given 12 weeks to live, was given the title of “miracle girl” after she underwent an experimental surgery with renowned neurosurgeon Dr Charlie Teo.
Surrounded by friends and family, Milli celebrated the milestone which her mum said she and her husband wanted to see her reach “so badly”.
“I remember lying in bed with Grant when Milli was first diagnosed and said to him if we can get our girl to 14 then that would be an amazing feat,” she wrote on Facebook on Monday.
Dr Teo operated on Milli and managed to leave her 98 per cent cancer free.
However, in May of 2019, Milli was unfortunately once again diagnosed with cancer. And earlier this year the teenager’s family revealed she had been diagnosed with cancer a third time and would again undergo brain surgery.
“With the help of Charlie Teo and obviously our protocols and decisions in regards to Milli's treatment we saw this day,” mum Monica Smirk wrote.
“We should have been so ecstatic and happy that we got her here, but in the back of our minds, we know the sadness that is coming.
“So hard to be happy, for both of us we tried and made sure she had an awesome day.
The teen “swam and watched movies” with friends and family who have supported her over the years.
“Milli was spoiled rotten and there are so many incredible people out there that care and support her we are very humble.”
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