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April 1, 2013

Remembering Alex by running in her name

McLaughlin set to dedicate race to late friend Miliotis

(Continued)

Arianna, for one, can’t wait to welcome her friend at the finish line.

“It really is so moving that she is going to do this,” said Arianna. “Ashley has been so important to ‘Alex’s Team’ and she is so close to out family. When she crosses the finish line, it’s going to be very emotional and I will be so proud of her.”

IN their words

For video interviews with Ashley McLaughlin and Arianna Miliotis, along with images from Alex Miliotis’ life, visit eagletribune.com

 

What is Alex’s team?

The “Alex’s Team” foundation began as a concept in 2001 and was founded in 2002. It benefits numerous fields related to childhood Leukemia.

One is the “Alexandra Jane Miliotis Oncology Nursing Support Endowment,” which aids the oncology nursing staff at Children’s Hospital Boston.

“Alex Miliotis taught those of us privileged to care for her about courage, endurance, kindness, humor and love,” says Dorothy Gillmor, RN, in a release for Children’s Hospital Boston. “The Miliotis family has created a legacy that continues to support us in caring for children and their families. As nurses, we have benefited from time spent in retreat and at conferences, and we are honored to be included in the continuing work of ‘Alex’s Team.’”

For more on “Alex’s Team” visit:

http://alexs-team.org

facebook.com/AlexsTeamFoundation

 

Courage

Though negative, worrisome thoughts continue

to cross the minds of myself and those around me,

I cannot, will not let these things discourage me.

I keep fighting.

In isolation, but with people and prayer

and support and love and faith enveloping me,

I stand alone, overcome with loneliness

but at the same time smothered with love and support.

I cannot worry. I cannot let this win.

This soon will be over. I will have defeated this

I will live.

I will find the courage and strength to be me again

-Written by Alexandra Miliotis

Jan. 20, 2002

 

 

 

 

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