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Our beautiful daughter, Milli, passed away on April 9th 2012, following a year-long battle with a brain-stem tumour. We were privileged to have had a walking, talking angel by our side for ten magical years and whilst we wish she could have stayed longer, that wish was never in our power.  

What we can do is support Great Ormond Street's vital research into better understanding why tumours like Milli's are fatal, and in doing so ensure that, in time, other children have a greater chance of survival. 

Milli  was a joyful, loving girl with an infectious giggle and a passion for life.  She truly was the girl who danced as if no one was watching, sang as if no one was listening and lived each day as if it were her last.  Always in the moment, Milli embraced her life and all she endured with extraordinary strength, determination and dignity.

 In early 2011, I noticed changes in Milli.  Her once feisty, fun personality became contemplative and withdrawn, her speech became rather slurred and she seemed constantly tired. I had my concerns but nothing could have prepared me for the news we received in May 2011; that she had an inoperable brain-stem tumor.

To be told my precious daughter would live no more than 3 to 10 months felt like being stabbed in the heart and, frankly, I would have preferred that option, were it given to me.  Milli herself was confused and sad to be missing out on the last term in junior school and on a life that she was so looking forward to living.  After the initial disbelief, tears, confusion and anger came a strange acceptance and no more so than from my daugher. In spite of her declining health she was resolute, and she remained strong, loving and laughing throughout. 

We want to honour Milli by asking that your donation be accompanied by a pledge to enrich your own life, as she did ours.  It need not be a grand gesture, because as our girl taught us, there is such power and strength in little things. Examples of pledges received are: "I will write to all those I love, to tell them so".  "I will leave my old novels on the train, with a note for a stranger to enjoy and share". "My family will work in a soup kitchen on Christmas Day'.  Your vital donation will support GOSH, your pledge will spread happiness and will carry on the goodness and pure love that was, and always will be, Milli. 

Thank you for helping us reach our target of raising one million pounds of which £128,000 will go to Great Ormond Street's research project into brain tumour's and the rest to other charities and projects that make the lives of children healthier and happier - all inspired by our one in a million girl MILLI. 

With deep gratitude,  Anita Kaushal


 

Updates 5

From Tim Newman on the occasion of Sarah's Bat Mitzvah - £100.00. Thank you very much!

23/11/12 12:57

Mrs L R Jones - £15.00

01/06/12 11:01

Sutaria Charitable Trust - £50.00

01/06/12 11:00

Drs SC & S Hora - £100.00

01/06/12 10:59

James Lonsdale - £50.00

01/06/12 10:51

Raising money for

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity (GOSHCC)

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity (GOSHCC)

Charity Registration No. 235825

We need to raise £50 million each year to help rebuild and refurbish Great Ormond Street Hospital, buy vital equipment and fund essential research. With your help we can make a real difference for our very ill children & their families.

Donations 315

Milli, your light and sparkle and indomitable spirit shine on forever. I do miss your physical presence, though. Love always, Milli-million xxxxx

Donation by Angela Peel on 10/04/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Dear Anita, so looking forward to seeing you. I am sorry this couldn't be more but I do want to donate in Milli's memory. Hope my business will become more profitable so I can give more later x Nicola

Donation by Nicola Gammon on 11/03/14

£13.00

Dear Anita it is such a pleasure getting to know you and your amazing strength and compassion. I am thinking about Milli today. Debbie x

Donation by Debbie Sandford on 15/02/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Happy Birthday Milli. Thank you to your wonderful mummy that let us get to know your spirit. You are truly an angel. Much love to you and your family Anita x x x

Donation by Claire Morgan on 14/02/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Happy birthday sweet angel. I pledge in your honour, to be more patient and tolerant...with everyone! And I'm still eating chocolate every day, I just wish it was pink! We love and miss you so much xx

Donation by Loving you always, the Nahamas on 14/02/14

£200.00

Darling Anita, Thinking of you today and sending so much love xxx

Donation by Sarah Corbel on 14/02/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

My thoughts are with you today...Happy Birthday Milli. I feel truly blessed to have met you and get to know you with all my love to you and family. Big Kiss X

Donation by Robin Dundas on 14/02/14

£50.00

On her birthday, for Milli and for her family who are extraordinary. With love, Natasha, Jonathan, Mia and Cooper.

Donation by Gale Family on 14/02/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Dearest Anita I feel very lucky to have met you. Lots of love and all my thoughts today - your fellow BB, Diana xxx

Donation by Diana Hill on 14/02/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Happy birthday to little Miss Milli - I hope you're giggling and eating cake. miss you so very much xxxxxx

Donation by vickiesha chabra on 14/02/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Not a day without your special hugs, smile, singing, dancing, your voice and tenderness. We will be together again, Eta Massi and Vickie Didi xx

Donation by Rita Chabra on 14/02/14

£101.00

+ £25.25 Gift Aid

Thinking of you for so many reasons Milli. We miss and love you.

Donation by The Nahamas on 03/01/14

£100.00

Donation by Anonymous on 24/12/13

Love you, Always

Donation by Rahul Sindwani on 08/12/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Halloween Dundonald Road & Crediton Road

Donation by Sarah Cherry on 05/11/13

£600.00

+ £150.00 Gift Aid

As we edge our way towards 100k, thank you to the many who continue to donate, to remember Mills and to be there. Love you my sunshine girl. x

Donation by anita kaushal on 11/10/13

£450.00

+ £112.50 Gift Aid

from the sale of donated designer fashion

Donation by anita kaushal on 11/10/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Thinking of you and our happy memories together on this Raksha Bhandan . Your loving brothers Rishi and Sachin xx

Donation by Savitha Kaushal on 22/08/13

£21.00

+ £5.25 Gift Aid

The tears still fall and they are still of joy that you were here & sadness that you have gone. Love always xxx

Donation by Sonia and the boys on 15/07/13

£200.00

On and On...

Donation by Su Pahwa on 10/07/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Just a quick because-it-felt-like-a-nice-thing-to-do-today donation to a cause we like supporting from some people on the Wharf...

Donation by Alastair Wilson on 24/06/13

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Congratulations! Here's to the next 50 years!

Donation by Sarah Derriey on 21/05/13

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Bittu - Much love & best wishes for your half-century! Here's to the next 50 years!

Donation by Nishi, Shoob & Family on 14/05/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Dear Bittu, wishing you a wonderful year ahead. Looking fabulous at 50! love, Tej, Sarina & Karam xxx

Donation by Sarina Dhillon on 13/05/13

Donation by Alka Obhrai on 12/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£37,398.62
  • Offline donations£315.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£37,713.62
  • Gift Aid£7,408.40

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