Julia Ellen Burnett Memorial

Customers and Visitors of MillerOutfitters.com,

On Friday, April 21, 2006, one of my closest friends and his lovely wife, Tim and Stephany Burnett, gave birth to their first child, a beautiful baby girl, at Good Samaritan Hospital. They named her Julia Ellen.

Soon after her birth, Julia was diagnosed with Trisomy 18, a chromosomal disorder in which a baby has 3 chromosomes in the 18th position instead of the normal pair. Trisomy 18 is fatal in about 95% of all cases, with most babies dying before birth and those who do make it to birth typically living only a few days. In Julia’s case she lived for six days and died peacefully in her mother’s arms on Thursday night, April 27, 2006.

Our thoughts and sympathy go out to Tim and Stephany every day, but especially during April and Christmas holiday season. We pray that they receive all of the strength and comfort they will need to get through the rough times ahead.

A scholarship fund has been set up in Julia’s memory:

Julia Ellen Burnett Memorial Fund
c/o The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty
5641 Union Centre Drive, West Chester, OH 45069

If you would like to make a contribution, payments can be made directly to the address above or contact us at Sales@MillerOutfitters.com.

For further information about Trisomy 18, a good resource is the Trisomy 18 Foundation’s website at www.trisomy18.org, and for more information about the Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty and the local scholarships it offers you can visit www.wclfoundation.com.