WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) - Mia Miller thought the pain in her back was just a pulled muscle from playing volleyball, but an MRI told a different story.
A tumor, the size of a baseball on her pancreas.
“I wasn’t really worried until the day of my surgery, I just kinda knew that God had it,” Miller said on FaceTime from her hospital bed.
The Holliday High School freshman is now recovering from surgery, and is improving everyday, even walking no more than a day after surgery.
What’s helping to give her this strength, is her family and the community around her.
“It made me really happy knowing that a lot of people had my back,” she said.
The Hub Nutrition Center, where Miller loves to visit, owner Cindi Hise helped to start a GoFundMe to help with the medical bills, and created two drinks for her, the Mia Bomb and Mia’s Cookie, with part of the proceeds from them going to the family as well.
“She is just full of joy, bubbly, Christianly little young lady that never has a frown, always a smile,” Hise said.
Her parents are amazed at the support she’s received.
“We’re very grateful and... speechless," her mom Melissa Miller said wiping a tear from her eye. “It’s been really overwhelming all the support from everyone and the messages and phone calls,” her dad Adam Miller said. "Our phones have rung off the hook.”
Ringing with messages of prayer, donations and offers of help.
Doctors expect Mia to take four to six more days to fully recover before she’s back to Holliday and her club volleyball team, playing the sport she loves surrounded by the people that love and support her.
If you’d like to donate to the GoFundme to support Mia, click here.