Nardya Miller is a 25-year-old makeup artist from Brisbane, Australia. She also has cystic fibrosis.
Miller, who has suffered with cystic fibrosis her entire life, underwent a double lung transplant in 2014. She was “sick of fighting a never-ending battle.”
Unfortunately, her body rejected the donated organs.
Miller, after receiving news she would only live one week more, posted her final message on Instagram. She wrote,
Maybe I’ve known you my whole life, maybe I’ve known you for 10 years, maybe I’ve known you for only a short while, but in just over a week I will never know you again, I will never see your face again, I will never talk to you, touch you, hold you, ever again.
But I will always love you, and the friendships we built, and the memories we made.
Things do not always turn out how you plan in life, there are some really huge things that I will never have, places I’ll never go and things I’ll never live to see. But I’ll be watching. Always. Smiling. Because I was here.
I will never give up. As I never have. Now I’m just simply letting go.
She then wrote what she wished others would do,
Please I beg you to live your life to the absolute fullest.
Her fiancé Liam Fitzgerald emphasized the importance of organ donation to Sunshine Coast Daily. He said,
The only way people will ever have a second chance at life is to be an organ donor.
Miller is currently in palliative care and needs an oxygen mask 24 hours a day. She will not be going home.
Her cousin Tachae Douglas-Miller set up a GoFundMe page to hopefully fulfill another of Miller’s last wishes: that her fiancé wouldn’t be left with debt after she’s gone.
They have raised over $26,000, far exceeding their $10,000 goal.