Caroline and Derek referred to Millie as their “baby shark”. After she died, Caroline found peace in drawing colourful sea creatures for Millie. A portion of the proceeds from Sea Creatures for Baby Shark are donated to the Toronto Hospital of Sick Children in Millie’s name.
Millie Grace Robertson, the daughter of Yarmouth locals Caroline and Derek Robertson, was born December 23, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario at 7:08 am. She was born with a severe form of hypo-plastic left heart syndrome and later was diagnosed with a deadly disease called pulmonary vein stenosis. She was transferred directly to Toronto Sick Kids Hospital the day she was born. In Millie’s sixteen months of life, she endured 10 open heart procedures, 5 catheter procedures and numerous blood work, needles and medication. But she also was surrounded by so much love and brought joy everywhere she went. She was the toughest and sweetest child there ever was. She loved to dance, wave and give kisses. She passed away on May 2, 2018 as a result of a severe blood clot that led to prolonged cardiac arrest causing extensive and irreparable brain damage.
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