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Almost five years ago Little Miss Casey was born. She was blessed with blond hair and beautiful blue eyes. She was, however, born with medical problems that no child should ever have to endure. Her survival would depend not only on the skill of a whole departmant of medical professionals but also on the generosity of another family during their own time of grief. Little Miss Casey would require the transplantation of multiple organs. With all of this, she also found herself alone and in the care of the state, no family to hold her, kiss her and care for her.


Miss Casey came to the attention of the Liver/GI Transplant Department at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. For a child with her difficulties, both medical and social, she would become a most beloved and adored little girl.


As the transplant department worked tirelessly to keep Casey alive, Barbara Miller, a nurse with the Post Liver/GI Transplant team, and her husband formally adopted her. This was not just a big step but a giant leap of love. She had already become the "baby" of the whole department and now she had real parents. Through several transplants and rejections and complications she was known to many of the hospital staff of this huge medical center. She was a familiar sight with her blond hair, blue eyes, and her little pink backpack. She had become "everyones child". She was claimed by all, treated as their own by all and more importantly, loved by all.


I have followed Miss Casey's life through my daughter, Marian, who works with the Liver/GI team. Because I work at the medical center also, it was easy to keep track of her. She spent a great deal of her life in the hospital surrounded by her ever expanding family. After almost five years of the best and worst that life can throw at a little girl, Miss Casey died yesterday.


A large medical center can be a cold and scary place, full of uncertainty and pain. Waiting for the generosity of a family losing a loved one and still having the kindness to donate their organs, can be mind numbing. As difficult as her life was, she was a very LOVED little girl who belonged to them all and Miss Casey will be missed by all.

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The more I see of man, the more I like dogs. ~Mme. de Staël
Missing my Bridge Angels Ryce, Bo, Jim, Miss Millie, Miss Rose, Gustopher P Jones (Pimpmaster G), Miss Isabella and Miss Star

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Guest deanna

:cry1 what a sad, beautiful, loving, heartwrenching, tear jerking story...


thanks for sharing, children with stories like that deserve to be 'known'



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Guest argolola

God bless this little angel. She probably touched more people than anyone will ever realize. I'm sure my daughter, Carla, was there to greet her at the pearly gates.

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Bless this little girl and the family she acquired over the years. My condolences to all. What a special angel to grace the heavens tonight. :f_red

Judy, mom to Darth Vader, Bandita, And Angel

Forever in our hearts, DeeYoGee, Dani, Emmy, Andy, Heart, Saint, Valentino, Arrow, Gee, Bebe, Jilly Bean, Bullitt, Pistol, Junior, Sammie, Joey, Gizmo, Do Bee

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She definitely touched lots of lives. She was, and always will be an angel. I am so glad she had a real family and a huge extended family that loved her so much.



Pam with greys Avril, Dalton & Zeus & Diddy the dachshund & Miss Buzz the kitty

Devotion, Jingle Bells, Rocky, Hans, Harbor, Lennon, NoLa, Scooter, Naomi and Scout at the bridge

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Godspeed, sweetheart.

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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I am so sorry... :( Casey is in the arms of Angels... :grouphug:f_pink


Patti-Mommy of Lady Sophia 7-28-92 - 8-3-04... LaceyLaine 8-2-94-12-5-07...

Flash Gordon 7-14-99 - 8-29-09... BrookLynne...Pavé Maria... and 18 Bridge Kids.




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She will live forever in the memory of all of those who loved her. :candle

Greyhound angels at the bridge- Casey, Charlie, Maggie, Molly, Renie, Lucy & Teddy. Beagle angels Peanut and Charlie. And to all the 4 legged Bridge souls who have touched my heart, thank you. When a greyhound looks into you eyes it seems they touch your very soul.

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more then he loves himself". Josh Billings


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Guest MySkye

A child should never endure that sort of pain! She is free to run with our bridge angels and leaves behind a circle of friends and extended family that loved her. Sleep well amongst the stars and look over the children of this world who need your loving eyes. :f_pink:f_pink:f_pink

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