Perth’s Amelia ‘Milli’ Lucas will have her final send-off today at Optus Stadium today, January 14, where she had the “best day of her life”, tossing the coin before a Fremantle-Port Adelaide clash in 2019.
Last week, the 14-year-old lost her long battle with cancer.
Her family have extended an invitation to anyone who wishes to attend, gates will open at 10.30am for an 11am service, asking that attendees wear something turquoise-blue in honour of Milli.
In 2016, Milli was 9 when she was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour which was operated on in 2019 by renowned Sydney neurosurgeon Dr Charlie Teo.
While 98 per cent of the tumour was removed by Dr Teo, the cancer returned in March, 2020.
She was flown to Sydney for further treatment but was ultimately returned to Perth on a mercy flight with the Royal Flying Doctor Service after an anonymous donor paid for the 10-hour trip.
She slipped away on January 4.
Between 1000 and 1500 people are expected to attend today’s funeral.
If you’re attending today’s service, please note the following:
- Parking will be available on the Northern Oval and attendees can enter through gates C and D and will be seated on Level One.
- Perth Stadium train station will not be open.
- Water will be made available on but Optus Stadium’s food and beverage outlets will not be open.
- As hot weather is expected, all guests are encouraged to also bring their own water as well as a hat and sunscreen.
- The family will not be accepting flowers but instead will have donations boxes for the Kyle Andrews Foundation, Charlie Teo Foundation and Team Fred.