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  1. Quincy Pinnell-Jackson said:

    I just want to thank all you Brickey’s for putting on that event at the park tonight. It was truly amazing! Mia, tonight I was yet again reminded, like I am everyday, what an amazing person you are, why you are my hero, and why you are the most incredible person I have, and will ever meet! Being at that park tonight was such an incredible experience and one I will never forget, especially when you and your fellow transplant friends let those doves free. I must admit, I was fighting back the tears, tears of total happiness :).
    Also, I’m not sure if you guys were aware of this but something else pretty miraculous happened tonight that won’t happen for about another 105.5 years! Starting at about 4:30pm today, the earth, sun, and venus were all inline with each other and it continued through your event at the park. There is no way that happened by coincidence on your one year anniversary! Just goes to show how amazing you and your family are Mia :).
    I love you guys!!! I am so blessed to have you amazing people as my close friends :).
    Quincy ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Quincy Jackson said:

    it is soooooo awesome to see how great doing! You are truly the most amazing person I’ve ever met :). and wow man, the other friday when I got to play the bass with you, that was soo great. You are CRAZY good you know that?!!! I was incredibly surprised, but I knew you were going to blow me away with your crazy talents, as usual ;). I was super honored to play with you, like seriously. I always love hanging out with you, you freakin rock man! I feel so special ya know, just cause it’s pretty cool to be good friends with your hero :D!
    You make my life Mia!
    love you!

    – Quincy ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Mia, Your dad told us your story… cant wait to meet you!
    Come share a pot of tea with us!
    Blessings to you Mia!

    May every beat of your heart
    beat loudly with the hope which you’re shown
    And may your shining show us faith of
    The height ~ the depth ~ the width ~ and the length
    Of the love of God

    Brad and Molly

  4. Corinne Anderson said:

    Hey Mia! Don’t know if you’ll see this or not but….. I’ve been looking out at the mountains covered with snow, morning light shining on them, and thought of you! They have the same brilliant light shining that I see in every picture of you. You truly are a “bright light” and bring so much joy to those around you. Hope all is well with you and all thembricks. Love to you, Corinne

  5. Lynda Strickland said:

    Hi Mia,

    Our friend Vanessa told me about you today and what an inspiration you truly are. My daughter Erin is also a survivor of GCM. She was 14 years old when they found it. She’s now a Freshman in college and about to turn 19 years old in March.

    Erin has her own heart but has an ICD, a pacemaker and difibulator. Her friends kid her about being a robot. She thinks their pretty silly.

    God bless you!
    Lynda Strickland
    Atlanta, Georgia

  6. Quincy Pinnell-Jackson said:

    MIA! it was so great seeing you at school!!!!! It amazing to see a living miracle at my school!!
    I can’t wait to see you again!

    Quincy ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. MIA! I am so excited to see you back at school! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ I love your guts!


  8. Quincy Pinnell-Jackson said:

    OH my gosh Mia I’m so exited for school on Tuesday!!! I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!

    โค Quincy ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Kristin McQuivey said:

    My dear cousins,

    Just wanted to say thank you for everything you’ve written and shared here. I just read Mia’s latest post and I love hearing from her so much! Mia, you are an amazing girl. I’m so glad to hear you get to go back to school in January. You have such a great attitude about everything. I’ll bet your friends are so excited you are coming back they can hardly stand it!

    I wish our families were getting together over the holiday. But I know everyone is so busy. Maybe we could come see you sometime over the break. My 8-yr-old makes sure you are included in every prayer still at our house. You probably barely remember my kids (your second cousins), but they think about you more than you’d know! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Here’s wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and sending lots of love your way! We love and miss you.


  10. Randy Vanness said:

    Hi Mia, It just makes me feel so good to see another survivor of Myocarditis! You see, our son died April 18th, 2010 of this. His name was Brad and he was 27 years old. Brad was only feeling bad for 2 days and then started feeling better. The day that he was feeling better his wife found that he had passed away on the couch while she ran an errand. Brad was an otherwise very healthy young man. I hope and pray that you fully recover and live a long and healthy life. To your parents; Cherish your daughter every day of her life. Life is so precious and can be gone in the blink of an eye. Sometimes we question why God does the things he does…in our case I think he took Brad to help spread awareness about this disease. We have been advocates fighting against this and raising funds since the day Brad left us. And I vow to keep fighting to help find a cure until the day that I join Brad. I am so happy for you guys that your little girl is still here with you. There cannot be anything worse than having to bury your child. But like I’ve said to many, you play the hand you’re dealt and make the best of it. In our case to make the best of it means helping others through fundraising and spreading awareness. Give Mia a hug for me and tell her she has a Myo Angel looking after her named Brad. Take care guys, if you ever want to chat look me up on facebook

  11. John "Jack" & Diane McDonough said:

    Dear Mia,

    Your Grandma and Grandpa Brickey (1961 USAF Academy Classmate) filled us in on your remarkable recovery at the “50 years since graduation” reunion of our class last week, Since the “Jack” half of our team has suffered myocarditis, pericarditis, two myocardial infarctions, and a quadruple bypass surgery, we fully understand “affairs of the heart” (medical and emotional). God has been good to us and to you! Congratulations!

    PS We love your Grandma and Grandpa. They are so deserving of such a great granddaughter!

  12. Annie Morelli said:

    Mia, I was diagnosed with Giant Cell Myocarditis five years ago.Against all odds I still have my own heart and I am living a pretty normal life. Don’t let the statistics they give you get you down. You can have a normal life to if you believe it. The most important thing you need is a positive attitude. Hold your head high and no matter what they tell you know that you will get better. If you haven’t seen the movie ” The Secret” have someone get it for you and watch it. If you have any questions feel fre to e mail me anytime. I am also on facebook.
    Lots of love and blessings,
    P.S oh yeah and prey

  13. Fiona McGann said:

    It’s so cool that your learning the bass guitar, I know guitar is fun… so bass guitar will be awesome ๐Ÿ˜‰ !!!! I hope you get all your wishes. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love seeing you in class (we had ERB’s so you didn’t miss much) keep getting better

    โค ๐Ÿ˜‰ Fiona

  14. said:

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN MIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It was awesome to see you at the parade today. I love the costume!!!
    Miss you! hopefully see you soon!!!!

    -Quincy ( piglet ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  15. chris cunningham said:

    Mia, Eli, Tom, Heidi,

    Mia you are an angel. You love and are loved by many. You have been blessed with amazing and wonderful family and friends to support you and love you. The strength you all have is an inspiration. Heidi and Tom, God bless you. I can’t even begin to imagine. Love is a strong and powerful tool and when matched with intention the results can shake the earth. What you give energy to grows, so we are joining the group giving you all energy showered with white and golden light of health. So Mia and family you have people up in Oregon thinking about you and praying with you for health and understanding, for growth and compassion and for clarity about the things we don’t quite understand or agree with. Stay happy, smile. remember who you are, what you stand for and whenever possible hold hands. You are all amazing!!!!!!!

    Love to you all!!!!
    Chris Cunningham

  16. I am a friend of the Fetzer family, and Bobbi shared this wbsite with us. I just wanted to send my prayers for a fast recovery for miss Mia, it sounds like she is a wonderful girl with a great support system of family and friends. God Bless.

  17. Janice & Bob Brickey said:

    We have been overwhelmed with Tom’s message about learning who Mia’s heart donor is. As he said, this is so terribly sad for Mikey’s family, and at the same time, we have our granddaughter who is living because of Mikey’s heart that is beating in her chest. We can’t begin to imagine the grief the Fetzer family is experiencing, and we can’t begin to express the thanks and gratitude we are feeling regarding this priceless gift of life. We know that the Fetzer family can always feel good about Mia and the kind of caring & loving person she is. We wish we had the words to express our thanks for the blessing of this unspeakable gift for our granddaughter.
    May God bless each one in the Fetzer family.

  18. Dave Allen said:

    The story about Mikey was so sad and heart warming at the same time. What a beautiful gift. I am sure Mikey is smiling in heaven and happy for the miracles he was part of. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Karen, Bill, Karsten and Annika said:

    Hey THEMBricks,

    Just wishing you good luck at the next biopsy if Mia hasn’t already just had it. We know how stressful it can be….

    With much love and best, best wishes,

    The Heichman/Hokansons

  20. Quincy Jackson said:

    hey Mia! Been thinking about you a lot, as usual ;). I’m loving the new pictures! I makes me feel so awesome to know how well you’re doing! Oh, and I’ve been rocking out to EVERY SINGLE song on your playlist. I’m dancing around right now :P. Ashlee my little sister loves them too! You rock and keep me through everyday, and those two recent times when I’ve seen you in your car, every minute of that becomes my new best minute in life! I can’t wait to see you again!
    YOU ARE MY #1 HERO!!!!

    You da best ever!

    -Quincy P.-J. ๐Ÿ˜€

  21. Quincy Jackson said:

    hey Mia!
    it was sooooo awesome to see you again! sorry if I wasn’t as talkative as i was last time :P. it wasn’t you are anything it was just I feel asleep at 1 that night cause that was the night I hurt my finger and I had a migrain, IT SUCKED! And I get a little nervous when talking to the most amazing, strongest, nicest, prettiest, athletic, musically talented, best artist (I saw that map you have to make for World Studies, WOW MAN! That was awesome!) over all wicked awesome person ever (thats you :D!). YOU ROCK! Oh, and looking on the facebook picteres and seeing you wear the bracelet I made you, that just makes me feel so awesome. Like really I can’t even really explain it. It doesn’t seem like alot but it really is a lot for me to see you wear my bracelet, so cool! I miss you a ton and CAN NOT wait to see you again. The last time I saw you I texted Meg (you know the drummer in my grade) she was at coffee garden with some friends and right after you drove away I saw her and a group of my friends running down the side walk to catch you :). We all think you are the coolest person even Mia!

    Your my number one hero and always will be!!!!!!

    Love ya! โค ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜›
    Quincy P.-J. (I've changed my last name to Pinnell-Jacksons cause of my parents divorce. ISN'T THAT AWESOME! P.J!! Now all my friends call me that ๐Ÿ˜›

    P.S. sorry for how long it is, dang! I always get carried away! Sorry!!!

  22. I have to say your words touch my heart, I hope that you stay as strong as you are and you are an awesome father and i know that Mia loves you and appreciates everything you do for her. I am so amazed at yours and Heidiโ€™s strength. I am in awweee!!! You guys are loved by so many and so many people would do anything for you at anytime.

  23. Corinne Anderson said:

    Just thinking of you and your family…hoping you are continuing to enjoy life day by day! Loved seeing the new pics of you on facebook! How is your friend Maya? Hopefully she’s doing much better:) Keep on, keepin on strong, beautiful Mia!

  24. Meg Lemons said:

    I miss you and in the hall I saw you on skype and I wanted to stop and say hi but I wasn’t allowed to. I wrote a report on you in 8th grade american studies saying you should deserve a monument! I will mail you the report. Quincy told me she saw you and I was a little jealous to be honest ๐Ÿ˜‰ Get better soon Mia!
    – Meg Lemons (8th grade RHSM)

    • Quincy Jackson said:

      haha ya! Meg and I both designed a momument for you in american studies. It was for this assignment where you had to say if a new momument is being designed in DC who would you dedicate it to? The first person Meg and I thought of was you. We both looked at each other when Mr. Hinton anounced the asignment and said, “Mia!”. it was pretty sweet.
      Oh, and you know the CD I gave you guys, I was kinda reluctent to give it to you guys, I’ve had it for a while. I’m just worried that you won’t like it because it’s pretty different but like I said it is TOTALLY fine if you guys aren’t into, I’m not offended :P. Just thought I might as well give it a try! ๐Ÿ˜›

      p.s. Sorry for all these spelling errors, even though it’s just past 8 I’m super tired and my brain is totally shut off ;). so ya sorry! goodnight, YOUR MY HERO AND YOU TOTALLY DESERVE A DC MONUMENT!!! I’ll write the president and ask him, no way he could turn down your INCREDIBLE story!!!

      – ๐Ÿ˜€ Quincy ๐Ÿ˜€

  25. Quincy Jackson said:

    Oh my gosh Mia, seeing you today and talking to you for the first time in months, oh my gosh i don’t know if you noticed but like my legs were shaking like crazy and i was like practically crying with happiness it was SOOOOOOOOOOOO amazing to see you!!! and wow when you showed me you were wearing my braclet it was… no words could discribe how frikin’ AWESOME that was! seeing you and hearing your voice. Oh my gosh, so amazing! For reals, best day of my life!!!

    Love you so much!!!!!!!!

  26. Sarah Blomgren said:

    Dear Beautiful Mia,

    My daughters check on you everyday on Facebook. We all talk about you at dinner everynight. You are in our thoughts constantly.We are so happy for you and your family and everyone who loves you so much…that you received such wonderful biopsy results. You are working extremely hard, Mia. Your strength and bravery continue to amaze and inspire us… you are a super-hero to us all.

    With our love to you, and your incredible Eli and Mom and Dad,
    Sarah, Michael, Hannah and Anamika

  27. Cheryl Thomas said:

    Hi Mia and family, Such great news to read about Mia being home and the great biopsy news!!!! I have kept up with your story through my good friend Cyndi Speedy. You and your family are amazing. You have so many angels watching over you.

    My daughter had to have heart surgery at the age of 3 – and I was a mess! It was nothing compared to your surgery and issues – but knowing what I went through with that – I cannot imagine how your parents felt. It sounds like you have such a strong family – and with that – and you’re strength – you will do just great!!!

    I just wanted to say hi – and let you know how happy I am for you that you are doing so well ๐Ÿ™‚ And it’s great to see the community rally for you and your family.

    Good luck with your therapy and continue to get stronger!

    With Love
    Cheryl Thomas
    (from Beltsville, MD)

  28. Quincy Jackson said:

    hey Mia

    I just wanted to let you know how amazing that speech you did over the phone was today. It brought me and many others tears of love, joy, and happiness. The fact that I heard your voice, like really your voice, “live”, I guess you could say :P, man… it’s all I’ve been thinking about all day. gosh that was just incredible, it just touched my heart, not the first thing you’ve done that ;). Your my hero, without a doubt. I mean sure Yoda’s cool, but you pass him by a 1,000,000,000 and a lot more miles. You’d beat him in a Jedi battle any day!!!!


    I saw Eli today at the Middle school today, I was going to say hi to him and ask him to tell you how amazing your speech was and that I say hi and give lots of thoughts but then I realized he doesn’t really know me :P. I guess I just feel like I’ve known you and your family sense like, forever! But I guess I really haven’t :P. I’d really love to though, YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!! WOW I just can not put into words though how amazing it was to hear your voice, even if it did come out of “Puppet Man’s” iPhone (Mr.Sparrow, did you ever call him that??? Cause I sure did :P). you’re awesome, you’re my hero and always will be. All I wanna be is like you when I grow up :).

    Love love love,


    P.S. I hope you got my letter, hope I didn’t bore you ;), like really, I hope I didn’t!

  29. Sharon Alderman said:

    Thank you so much for posting about Mia’s good biopsy.
    It is just the news we all wanted to hear. Congratulations!

  30. Jeff and Jenn Paulsen said:


    We haven’t seen you since you were very small so I know you don’t remember us, but we do know how special you and your family are and we are so glad you are doing well.

    We are thinking of you and sending our best wishes from Austin.

    Jeff and Jenn

  31. Sommer Glasgow said:

    Hey mia! Just writing to say that I think about you everyday! It was SOOO great seeing you a couple days ago! Stay strong and beautiful! โค โค

    Sommer ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Fiona McGann said:

    Mia, ๐Ÿ™‚
    You are so amazing!!!!! You rock, you are the bravest most awesome person I know!!!!!!!!!! Keep being awesome. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    -Fiona โค

  33. Kristin McQuivey said:

    Love, love, love today’s post. MiaBella you continue to amaze us all! You and your family are in our hearts, minds, and prayers constantly. I am SO thankful for the good news.

    We love you!

    The McQuivey’s

  34. Juliette Facklam said:

    I thought of you again today ๐Ÿ™‚ about how beautiful and amazing you are. Not to mention how STRONG you’ve always been. I love you so much and remember to smile today!

  35. Corinne Anderson said:

    Hi Mia…. Just been thinking of you and your wonderful family all day….must have been the dream I had last night of all of you running on a beach! (Your Dad had his scrubs, tucked into his white socks, and Dansko clogs on:) May you stay strong and keep all of your dreams alive. Sending love and positive energy your way. Love, Love, Love to all THEMbricks!

  36. Beverly Facklam said:

    Mia, you cease to amaze me! Love the video of your sassy steps and your smile just says it all. I’m so proud of youโ€“ all your hard work, determination and passion for life has shown every step of the way. Welcome home, Mia. We really miss you!

  37. Joe Profaizer said:

    Way to Go Mia………I’m so proud of you…Love Ya Grandpa Joe

  38. Fiona McGann said:

    So happy you are home! It must be great. You make the world smile ๐Ÿ™‚ We miss your happy face so much! Say hi to Paco for me. You Are So Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Erika McCarthy said:

    Welcome back to the neighborhood. Not much has happen while you were busy up at the U. We really are glad to have you home, snuggled in your own bed with your amazing brother and loving parents.
    So now all of us in the “Dillworth” area will raise our arms and wave with all the love we have to you and your family. Can’t wait for the day when you can visit the lower school.
    Much love and respect,
    Erika McCarthy

  40. My hearts is so happy right now!!! Mia I’m so proud of you and truly inspired!!! You’re a very strong, brave little woman! All my love– Regan

  41. Juliette Facklam said:

    Hey hey Mia!
    Just stopping by to give you a smile and tell you how much I love you and how much I miss you! I can’t wait to see you and hope you’re feeling great today and everyday! Be aweeeeesome like always ๐Ÿ˜€ love love love love you!


  42. madiosn dacklin said:


    i am sooooo happy your home!!!! I am sooo happy ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to see you again ๐Ÿ™‚ I MISS YOU LIKE CRAZY!!!!!!
    I LOVE U โค
    Madie d.

  43. Fiona McGann said:

    Super Glad your out!! You are so awesome, you are a true hero. You are the strongest person I know. You rock!

  44. Juliette Facklam said:

    I’m so glad that you’re happy and doing a little better everyday! I miss you so much and hope that I’ll be seeing you soon! Keep on doing amazing like always, I love love love YOU! ๐Ÿ˜€


  45. dear Mia,
    Welcome home! It will take a while to get used to all the new things in your life–but, Dear, that process of adapting goes on forever. As far as i can tell, change is the only constant we have. Learn to ride the waves is the best advice I can give you.

    I am so glad that you are able to be at home with your family again. (What an understatement!)

  46. Rachel Morse said:


    I’m so so so so so happy that you are home! You shine brighter than the sun every day. I miss you so much I’m pretty sure it’s illegal… ๐Ÿ˜‰ I just am soooo happy! I can’t wait to see you again, and don’t worry, those Corn Nuts are comin your way! ๐Ÿ˜€

    โค โค โค โค โค โค โค <3,
    Rachel ๐Ÿ˜€

  47. Sara Dacklin said:


    You bring so much love in light into my world ๐Ÿ™‚ I am soooo HAPPY that you are home and better!!!! I have missed you sooooo much it’s CRAZY!!!! i can’t wait to see you ๐Ÿ™‚ You are amazing โค i LOVE you

    MADIE D.

  48. Beautiful, amazing Miss Mia:)

    There have been A LOT of people watching, listening, loving, and praying from a distance, and I am one of them. I got to hear first hand from Melissa, Marty, Nikki, and even your mom and dad, how phenomenal you were doing. We all hold you in our hearts and in our prayers everyday, and wear your bracelets and the heart pins, never taking them off. You have made it sweetie!!!! Not that it still won’t be a tough road, because I know that you still have a lot to do, and I know that you have a pretty cool group of people that love you a bunch or as my daughter Mila says ” I love her to Africa”!!! (that is pretty far to her;) ) I have some pretty awesome feathers that are waiting with your name on them to chose and I will put them in your hair:) A fresh start, and a fresh bundle of amazing beautiful feathers:) You just say the work sweetheart and I will send you a picture of a variety, and you choose what ever you want!!!!
    Love you my dear
    We are so glad you are home
    Keep going……..
    Gina Bogdanich and Mila

  49. Judy and Bruce Bell said:

    We are so happy that you are all together again in your home. Your family has been through so much. Our thoughts and love are with you. Judy and Bruce

  50. Sarah Blomgren said:

    Hooray!! You are home, Mia!! We are so happy for you and your family! I’m dancing around to your “Good Life” tunes! “This has got to be good life…”

    So much love,
    Sarah (Michael, Hannah, and Anamika)

  51. Bill Shann said:

    Hey there Mia. Was away from my computer for a few days and am amazed and really psyched to hear that you made it home. That is a great accomplishment and one you made happen with your awesome Mia-ness. I am in New England now and when my friends and family ask me how teaching middle-school was last year, I tell them the story of this amazing sixth grade girl whose ability to handle challenge blew me away so much, that my perspective shifted. Thanks for that. I look forward to getting back to SLC and catching up with you at some point. I have some interesting photos to share with you. Anyway Mia, you look really good despite the cheeks (kidding – your cheeks look great to me). Talk to you soon. Hasta pronto niรฑa, Seรฑor Shann

  52. Gwynne Freeman said:

    So happy to hear you have finally returned home! Let us know when you are up for a visit again. We loved spending the day with you!

    Lots of love.
    The Freeman Fam
    Gwynne, Parrish, Addie and Trey

  53. Kathy Gundersen said:

    HOME … hurray! The word home rarely has such incredible meaning. I’m SO EXCITED that you’re home! (as I know the rest of your crazy wonderful family is.)
    A little advice from Buddha:
    Things to do today: exhale, inhale, exhale. Ahhhh.

    everyone will sleep a lot better knowing you’re HOME.

    love, Kathy

  54. Joe Profaizer said:

    Welcome Home Mia……..You Did It….I’m very proud of you…..Talk To You Soon Love You Lots Grandpa Joe

  55. your doing great

  56. genevieve said:

    Mia, I am sooooooooo happy that your home!!!!!!! You have been so strong getting through this.
    love you!!!!!!

    love, Genevieve

  57. Stephanie said:

    We are so happy for all of you that Mia is home, it must have been wonderful to wake up in her own home and snuggle in her own bed. Mia you are so incredibly strong and we look forward to seeing more family fun for you and all of your family as you continue on your journey. I am sure your dog is totally excited to have you home. You have really worked hard and been very courageous to get to where you are. We think you and your family are remarkable. We are going to keep you in our good thoughts….. Stephanie, Katie, Mia and Clay in Colorado

  58. Madolin Witte said:

    Happy Homecoming THEM Bricks! Mia, you are one astonishing and resilient young lady, and I know you are going to do amazing things with your life. Tom, Heidi and Eli, you are all so resourceful, strong and loving; Mia couldn’t have done this without your enduring support.
    Sorry I missed you guys when you stopped by – knock next time!
    Congratulations and best wishes

  59. Sara Dacklin said:

    I AM SOOOOOO EXCITED THAT YOU’RE COMING HOME!!!!!!! All that work really payed off!!!!!! I have been waiting for this day for sooooo long and here it is ๐Ÿ™‚ YOUR MY HERO!!!!!! I LOVE U!!!!! XOX LOTS AND LOTS OF LOVE โค –
    madie d.

  60. Joe Profaizer said:

    Hi Mia: I’m so excited that you get to go home. I can’t wait to call you and talk to you on your own home telephone. Looking forward to Thursday….Love Ya Grandpa Joe

  61. Mary Jo Marker said:

    I’m so happy you are finally home and sleeping in your own bed. Sweet dreams sweet Mia. You’re my hero!
    Mrs. Marker

  62. Juliette Facklam said:

    I’m so so glad all that super hard work came to this! Oh my gosh I’m so so so soo happy that you’re going home! Ah! I can’t stop smiling! Keep up the hard work and don’t forget to smile!


  63. Sarah Blomgren said:

    Dear Incredible Mia!

    I haven’t had access to the internet for over three weeks, and have reallly missed reading your dad’s journal and hearing about your amazing progress. You are coming home!!! Tears of happiness are pouring down my cheeks! You are so courageous, determined and inspirational, Mia. You are my hero!

    My entire extended family and friends feel like they know you now. As we travelled, we read your dad’s beautiful journal aloud after dinner every night and we all sent our best hopes and wishes for you, Mia. We all are wearing cystal-blue (for your stunning eyes) bracelets in your honor, Mia. Not a day has gone by in the last eleven weeks without many thoughts of you and your loving family.

    So much love to your mom, dad, and Eli.
    So much love to you!

  64. Yippee! And Yippee! And Yippee again!

    This is just the best news!

  65. Rachel Morse said:


    Finally! All that work FINALLY payed off! Your coming home!!!!! This is soooooo exiting, I’m gonna explode! (But in a good way….) ๐Ÿ˜‰ I miss you and can’t wait to see you!!

    Rachel ๐Ÿ˜‰

  66. Fiona McGann said:

    Hi Mia,
    I’m so happy you are finally getting to come home!!! It’s so great all your fighting and awesomeness are paying off! I miss you and I can’t wait for you to go home! You are so awesome. And I’m sorry your dad is calling you puffer, but that doesn’t make you any less awesome. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Miss you.
    Your Friend
    Fiona โค

  67. Grace Greis said:

    I am so glad you get to go home! You have been fighting so hard that you definitely deserve it! Keep working hard! I love you so much!

  68. Sommer Glasgow said:

    Hey Mia!!!!

    I am SOOOOO happy that you are finally going home. Its been too long! I can’t wait to come and see you when the time is right!!!!!!!! I miss you soooo much it’s really insane!! You are truly my hero! I love every part and everything about you!!!!!!

    With TONS and TONS of love,
    Sommer โค

  69. Wiant Family said:

    Lots of love and continued strength to you lovely Mia Bella and your family. Love, Susanne&Family

  70. Nancy White said:

    Just read your post about Mia coming home soon. That is fabulouse news. I love her “puffer cheeks” because it is a means to the end—-been there, done that with Allyson. Thank you for your great “keep us posted stuff”. We are all praying for, and thinking about ALL of you. We are here for and with you ALL. It truly does “take a village”.
    Love, Nancy White (Allyson Gamble’s Mom) XOXO

  71. Mia Bella & her wonderful family of warriors,

    Thank you, thank you all for sharing your most touching & moving experience with us all & for giving us all power, courage & strength with your ability to share it!

    Your journal has been a staple around here, one of the few things we can keep consistant these days. We’ve laughed, cried, but mostly appreciated the priceless perspective you kindly bring to us & our lives too.

    We cannot tell you how excited & happy we are that you have worked your way up to this close to home. I couldn’t help but chuckle when you thought about becoming an Olympic athlete or medalist, when really darlin, if they had an “Olympics” for hardcore, unthinkable indurance, ultimate survivor event; you’d have MANY golds!!!!! Your whole team would hold many records! XOXOOXO

    I recieved the most wonderful message from the big T that made me want to cry &/or drive directly to you after 3 days of camping/sweating/irrigating that I decided probably wasn’t the best idea. He mentioned you holding &/or asking about the horse hair & the story behind it. It really is something you can help me with, and I’d love to tell you more about it as soon as you have some time!

    I will call our beloved Krista after the office is up & going to get the fam e-mail & phone # to get you a copy of the story, then let’s chat some more. We could possibly bring a couple horses up to visit you all on their way up the canyon in the next week or two. Just to say hi, probably shouldn’t be having you ride down to 7-11 yet. Ha ha.

    Know that we are thinking of you all & are so excited to hear more good news from T.H.E.M. BRICKS that totally rock the house! Love ya all, & Happy belated Birthday Eli!!

    The Campbells
    Becky, Thos, Morgan, Leah & Oliver

  72. Whoopeee Mia Bella .
    This proves again the power of prayer and collective conciousness …
    All those Colorado God rays redirected towards you were sent with healing blessings and the magic of love.
    I’m crazy about “puffer fish”!!!!
    Granddeeds looks forward giving you a major hug one day.

  73. Kristin McQuivey said:

    Wahooooo! Best post yet! Can’t believe you get to go home, Mia! We are so happy for you! WOW!

    And as for medals, I think you’ve already earned an Olympic Gold (or two, or three) for amazing courage and strength. You are stronger than any athlete I know!

    I know a bit about that yucky prednisone…my mom had to take it every day for years and it was no fun! But she was still beautiful with her puffy cheeks! You are too!

    We can’t wait for more updates. Our family is rooting for you every day!

    Much much love,


  74. No N.G. tube is awesome enough…but now, coming home?! What great news Ms. Mia! I’m pretty sure that you’ve won way more than an Olympic gold medal. You won a new life, a new heart, one that sits in a much more precious place than a silly old sock drawer! You’re a gold medalist of the heart…doesn’t get much better than that, sweet sunshine!

  75. Rie & Jack Attridge said:


    I am sooo excited to hear you get to go home
    You are so amazing !!! (your family is pretty cool too)
    Yeah yeah yeah!!
    Jack & I are jumping!!! Mia Mia Mia ya still jumping!!
    Rie & Jack

  76. Juliette Facklam said:

    “There’s no place like home!” Been away for awhile and am sooo happy to be back and even happier that you get to spend some time at home with your family, Mia. What fabulous news to return to. J and I are so looking forward to visiting you when the time is right. We want you to keep getting stronger and stay healthy. Thoughts of love, strength, hope and joy surround you.

  77. anne & trevin clark said:

    Dear Brickey’s,
    Yea! We are so happy to hear the progress you are making and that you get to go home for a visit. We love you and think of you everyday and look forward to seeing you just around the bend. P.S. Great music tracks thanks for sharing.

    Anne, Trevin, Gavin, and Henry Clark

  78. Ellis Ruckman said:

    Hi Mia,

    My family and I have been thinking about you every day and waiting for the great day that you come home. We have been wearing our bracelets we made in the park for you and can’t wait to take them off when you get home!

    Sincerely, Ellis

  79. Catherine Rogers said:


    I am so happy to hear you are going home on a pass this weekend. I have been waiting for this day. Ever since Jessie told me that you were in the ICU on Memorial Day weekend I have believed that you were going home.

    It’s finally here.

    Do you remember our chatterboxes? The boxes we put our dreams in when we both danced at CDT? I have been rubbing mine like a genie bottle every night for your dream to come true.

    Believe in miracles Mia, they really happen. Your dream will come true!

    Have a great weekend my chatterbox buddy!

    From your friend the gymCAT, on some days (like today) the gymRAT!

  80. Oh, hooray! I am so glad to read such good news. Cheers for Mia working hard at all the things that she needs to do to regain strength and get better and better.

    You must all be so happy at this move. That she will get to visit her own home soon is also good news.

    Happy birthday to Mr. Eli and many more to him, to Mia, to all of you. Your post today is filled with good news.

    I know it is hard work and tiring to all of you but you are making such good progress. Please keep it up.

  81. Juliette Facklam said:

    Hey! I’m still in California, I looked around for seashells but all of them smelled seriously gross, so I grabbed you a nice pet rock, odor free! I hope your doing well and I’m sending you tons and tons and tons of love everyday! Keep on staying strong and being amazing like always! I hope to see you super soon!


  82. Terry Carpenter said:

    One day at a time. Loving strengthing hugs are surrounding you. Love you Love you xoxox

  83. I LOVE MY LITTLE MIABELLA BRICKEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHES MY HERO!!!! you know when people ask you who your role model is? well from now on when people ask me ill say “miabella brickey!” and then they’ll be like who is she and ill say “my best friend!” she may not have telekinesis or can fly or anything like that but she has something so much more powerful… Mia is the nicest person i’ve met. she is a person that is always making me laugh and ive never seen anyone sad around her.( Maybe she’s like jasper in twilight who can control other peoples feelings) Sometimes i think why did this happen to mia? why? (not that anyone else deserves it or anything) and then i think well she probably had this happen to her because she can handle it. if any other kid had gotten this i know they wouldn’t be as strong as mia. emotionally and physically. she is extraordinary!!! i love you soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much you don’t understand!!!

  84. Mary Jo Marker said:

    Dear Mia,

    It sounds like you’re working really hard. Good girl. “Success is ten percent inspiration and ninety percent perspiration.” -Thomas Edison

    I’m thinking of you always.

    So much love,
    Mrs. Marker

  85. I love your face!

    Thank you for sharing those smiles, Supergirl!

    Keep doing what you’re doing, Mia … It’s working … And you’ll be sleeping in your own bed soon.

    You are loved, supported & adored by so many … โค

    Love. Love. Love.

  86. Madison Dacklin said:

    Hi mia!!!!
    I came back from the beach and got you a shell ๐Ÿ™‚ I hear you’re getting stronger everyday. Keep up the hard work!! and I know you will be home soon :):):):) I miss you like crazy and can’t wait to see you again. XOX and lots of love โค madie d. I love u

  87. Janice & Bob Brickey said:

    Hi Mia!
    We were so happy that we could see you for a little while today – and watch you and your two good friends doing some beautiful art work! We’d come visit you every day if they’d let us, because it makes us feel so good to see that you are doing a little better each day! You are our princess, Mia, and we’re so proud of your fighting spirit and determination to hang in there and get better! Your strong spirit and attitude will bring you out of that hospital and back home – and out into the sunshine and looking at the moon at night, too! Keep on keeping on, Mia! God bless you – and please know that we pray for you every day and we love you so much!
    Grammy & Bunca Bob

  88. Miss Mia,

    Thinking about you everyday! Can’t wait until you bust outta that place, keep working hard and that day will be here sooner than you know! Mr. Eli will be so excited to have his sissy home, as will your mom and dad…and just about everyone that knows you! Keep up the great work. I love you!


  89. Hannah Martineau said:

    Hi. I was very moved by the most recent entry. It reminded me how incredible the world is. Could you post a link to your facebook page? I can’t seem to find it.

  90. Ginger Shann said:

    Mia, I am Mr. Shann’s Mother. He has told me your story and I’ve read the wonderful words from your father. I have now joined the vast world of people who support you. All our thoughts are with you.

  91. Juliette said:

    Hey Mia!
    I’m thinking about you every day like always ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you’re feeling well and being able to see the beautiful day outside! I went to the beach yesterday and absolutely thought of you while I body surfed in the waves. I hope you get to be in the waves soon! I miss you so so so much and can’t wait to see you whenever! โค โค โค


  92. Madison Dacklin said:

    Hi mia!!!!
    I am sooo happy your out of the icu ๐Ÿ™‚ I miss you sooo much!!!!! I think about you all the time!!! You are so close to getting out of the hospital…. YAY!!!! I really loved seeing you finally!!!!!! Your the bestist friend in the world!!!!! I can’t wait to see you again I โค u
    Madie d.

  93. Halle Lamble said:

    Gorgeous girl – I’m so happy you are making such incredible progress. It is truly wonderful to see pictures of you getting out of hospital even if it is for a short time. I hope that you will be well enough to go home very soon. Much love Halle

  94. Rachel Morse said:

    Remember that song that you always used to sing? It goes like this…

    “If you have a frowny face, change it for a smile! Simply turn it up-side down and smile for a while!”

    I can’t wait to hear you sing that again. It’ll make everyone in the world turn their heads. I miss you!
    โค ,
    Rachel ๐Ÿ˜€

  95. Pari Mashkuri said:

    Just checked in to catch up on Mia’s progress and am thrilled to see she’s out of the ICU! How precious and poignant that Mia can now verbally express the presence and strength she has demonstrated throughout . Keep it up rock star! Thinking of you all…

  96. Sameer Puri said:

    speedy recovery and best wishes from Sam and Meena.

  97. Catherine Rogers said:


    The weekend is almost here and Monday is August 1st. You know what that means – time for the August Dream!

    Remember your dreams Mia – go for them – don’t let anything or anyone get in your way! Just do it girlfriend! Go for it! Anything is possible if you believe!

    Believe, live the dream, and have a great weekend!

    I cant wait to read the next post!

    CAT, your chatterbox buddy

  98. Fiona McGann said:

    It is soooooo awesome you’re out of the I.C.U!! ๐Ÿ™‚ It must have been so good to lay down on the grass! I miss you and I think about you every day. You rock ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I miss you

  99. Julie G said:

    Hi Tommy and Heidi,
    Just had a few moments to look at the site and as usual was brought to tears with your words, your photos, your strength, your courage.
    I’m gazing at the Tetons, taking a breath of clear mountain air for Mia and feeling the grass under my feet.
    Feeling lucky too…
    Love you guys,

  100. Sue & Al said:

    Dear Brickey’s I just got done reading your last post about Mia I’m so happy she out of ICU but I also have to tell you that it was hard to read some of it, I remember oh so well all those feeling that you guys are feeling like the first night out of ICU and how hard ti was.But she a strong girl and it sounds like she can do anything, Mia keep up the good work
    It sounds like you will be home before you know it,Take care of each other love you guys

  101. Meg Lemons said:

    I’m very proud of you. CONGRATS. I made bracelets for you and I made a card too. I tried to send them to you a while ago but they got sent back. I sent them to you house though. You are doing great and keep it up! You rock mia!

  102. congrats Mia!!!๎Œ’
    we’re happy for u!!! dr.b n heidi I’m so glad that
    everything is working out for the best all the
    prayers r being answered ๐Ÿ™‚
    the four of u deserve it !

  103. Tom, Tom, Tom! I MUST stop reading these entries at work. I simply am so touched by your words and your ability to share Mia’s journey that I cry every time and then some one walks into my office and I have to explain why I’m crying!

    I am so happy for Mia and for you and Heidi and Eli to have reached this milestone. Go Mia – go big!

  104. Melissa and Tommy Auger said:

    There are no words which express how thrilled we are for Mia and your family. We are overjoyed with her recovery and want you to know we are still praying for you and sending good thoughts your way. May your family continue to be blessed. Love, The Augers

  105. Maddie Barker said:

    This makes me so happy I want to cry!! Out of the I.C.U. one step closer to freedom!! Were so lucky to have someone as strong as you in our community!!

    Maddie Barker

  106. Steve Wong said:


    Great to hear about you busting out and getting some fresh air with your your dad. I’m not sure if he shared any cookies with you but we’ll be dropping some by since he may have not shared with you. You have this amazing talent of showing the rest of us what life is truly about. As I mentioned many comments ago, We still have a lot to learn from you. You are a survivor. keep on healing.

    Love Steve, Mary Lou, Natasha, and Gabe.

  107. Rachel Morse said:


    It was once again, it was so so so so so amazing to see you. Making up our silly nursery rhyme Mad Lib was one of the best moments of my life. NO JOKE. And don’t worry, I’ll get you that life time supply of Corn Nuts, just like I promised you! I just can’t stop smiling.

    Rachel ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  108. I came home from teaching at a weavers’ conference in Durango, Colorado tonight. Checking in to see how all the Brickeys are doing was a priority.

    The news that Mia is out of the ICU is so good! I can easily understand the unease you feel about not having eyes other than your own on her every minute. The staff up there know what’s what and if they think she can go to less constant supervision, then she can.

    I am glad–what a wan word to express what I feel!–that she is improving. It doesn’t surprise me that she hit sort of a plateau in her improvement but from what you say, she is much, much improved.

    It impresses me that Mia understands just what a miracle it is that she is alive and climbing back to a full life. Her path is forever changed in a deeply profound way. What all of you have been through is hellish, to say the least, and will leave none of you–or us–unchanged. My hope is that it will transform all of us into people who are more grateful for what we have, appreciative of every lovely aspect of being alive and kinder to everyone around us.

    I love all of you.

  109. Juliette said:

    Mia!! I’m SO glad your finally out of the I.C.U oh my gosh! I can’t stop smiling! I hope you’re doing well and feeling better every second of the day! I love you so much and am once again SO HAPPY! Be amazing and stay super super strong!


  110. Wow, you all are blazing trails and looking wonderful while
    at it. So glad your dad finally shaved, he looks much better.
    Maybe a minute of less stress will grow into hours and days.
    Looks like you are getting to eat real food too, so exciting
    it won’t be long now until you sleep in your own bed
    Keep up the good work you brick’s!!!
    Much love from Wyoming Feather Friend

    • Thanks Kathy!!~ I can’t wait to give her the fan! They won’t let me bring it in the hospital!! Those Feather Haters!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ But I use it at home. It works so well. peace, and thanks! ox t and thembricks

  111. Katie Schwab said: and your family are an inspiration to us all. Because of you, my kids are squeezed a little tighter and loved a little more. Because of you, the laundry pile gets a little higher but hikes in the mountains together are more frequent. Because of you, the things that use get me down are simply little blips in the road. You enter our thoughts each and every day, our perspective has changed and for that…we thank you. Stay strong little girl….give yourself permission to be angry..then remember that you have and are meant to do great things in this world.

    Katie Schwab (RH teacher)

  112. Joe Profaizer said:

    Way to Go Mia! and Way to Go Tom and Heidi and Eli….Tom you need to be an author…Your books would go to #1 Your amazing! Keep up the good work Mia….
    Love You Guys Grandpa Joe

  113. Nancy White said:

    Dear Brickeys:
    I am happy for, and proud of, all of you.
    The journey you are on now, and will be forever more, takes “the village” to work togehther. We are on that journey, and will forever be linked to you all through our love and understanding.
    I so enjoy being a part of your journey, and am in awe of the love and parenting that is a special key to MiaBella’s recovery.
    Keep up the good work, and remember you are never alone!
    Much love and respect,
    Nancy White (Allyson Gamble’s Mom)

  114. Mary Jo Marker said:

    You stand tall girl! “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” -Lao Tzu (Who is Lao Tzu you ask? This could very well be a rapid research question :))
    Mrs. Marker

  115. Fiona McGann said:

    I’m so happy you’re able to talk and sing and stuff. It must feel so good. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I miss you so much, and I hope you countinue to talk and sing so everyone can hear. ๐Ÿ™‚ Stay Strong
    Love ya ๐Ÿ™‚

  116. I hope you guys are going to watch some fireworks from the rooftop over there!

  117. Juliette said:

    Hey Mia!
    I’m at the beach right now and it is AMAZINGLY beautiful! I just had to write you because I know how much you love the ocean and I thought of you right away. The sun is shining so perfectly on the water and I makes it look a little like a rainbow in the water. I really wish you could see this and I’ll take pictures to send to you! I hope you’re getting to see the beautiful days outside at least once a day and enjoying the sun and the sky. Everyone is pulling for you to recover fast and safe. I miss you so so so much and hope you’re feeling a bit better every single day. Keep on smiling Mia I love you and am sending you extreme strength! โค


  118. Julie Brown said:

    MiaBella! You are getting better and better every day in every way! Fantastic news; we are ecstatic with joy and overflowing optimism. Sending even more powerful and loving vibrations to you, Sweetheart.

    MICHAEL FRANTI!!! Michael and I have been avid Spearhead followers since Michael’s first month in Seattle ten years ago! That’s so awesome that you went to their concert. They are great spiritualists, god-generated within messengers of light and love. If I knew your address, I would send you my favorite album. (I haven’t wanted to bother with you with any requests)…Love and light, Julie

  119. Joe Profaizer said:

    Hi Mia:

    I sent you some e-mails. Please check them and e-mail me back…Love Ya Grandpa Joe

  120. skylar Diamandis said:

    i enjoyed the vid and i really hope you get better soon

  121. Juliette said:

    Hi Mia!
    It’s Jay and I’m sending you all my love, strength and hope today and everyday! I miss you so so so much and can’t wait to see you all better! Stay super strong as always and keep on smiling!


  122. Aunt Carol Brickey said:

    Hi Mia,
    I just have to tell you how impressed I am with your many talents. We loved the singing video and were happy to see you sitting up in a chair. You are such a pretty young lady, and have the spunk and determination that will help you gain back your strength. Keep smiling. We love you dearly.

    With loving thoughts, Aunt Carol

  123. Rachel Morse said:


    It was amazing to see you today! You looked better than ever, and I am soooo happy! I can’t wait to see you again, and do another Mad Libs with you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    People are right.

    Even if there sad, YOU make them happy again just seeing your face. ๐Ÿ˜€


  124. Steve Wong said:


    We are elated to hear the progress you continue to make.The steps you are taking are leading you to healing. I understand that it is scary, frustrating and at times over whelming. Stay in the present and focus on healing with where you are now. The steps will lead you back home. Stay positive and continue your journey back to good health. We think about you all the time and talk about your will power, strength and courage. Keep on healing.

    Love Steve, Mary Lou, Natasha and Gabe

  125. Janice & Bob Brickey said:

    Mia, We love you so much, and we miss seeing you over at your own house, or playing soccer or the trombone, or maybe even helping Eli, now that he’s in Soo Bahk too!
    You have now made it to the REALLY difficult part: having to be patient and working hard and yet being so angry about all that’s happened in your life. – But if anyone can be determined enough and work hard enough, – it is YOU! And you have so many people who love you and are cheering & praying for you! You deserve all that love and the prayers from all of those people, Sweet Pea! We’ll be up to see you again very soon! Big Hugs! Grammy & Bunca Bob. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo!!

  126. Cheryl Feld said:

    This message is to sweet little MIA. Girl you’re winning the battle. God has placed you on this earth to journey and that journey is yet to come. I know sometimes it can be very hard and painful but the outcome will be a beautiful butterfly that just floats across the stage. You don’t know me, I work with Abbie Owens. I couldn’t help but post a message for you. Get well soon cutie pie!

  127. Ally Dowse said:

    Dear Mia, and the rest of your family,

    You don’t know me, but I’m a friend Lane Brusa. ( You used to dance with her, and she is a patient of your Dad.) I was with Lane when we heard you were in the Hospital. I was overwhelmed by your bravery and courage.I can’t Imagine being in the same situation as you. You are such a fighter! I have been checking your website every since this all started. You are so influential! I feel like I do know you after all I have heard about you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    With Love, Ally

  128. Mary Lou Oland-Wong said:

    Mia.. We are so thrilled for you and your family. You have such fight in you. We are always sending positive thoughts your way. It is so exciting to see you without all the tubes. We know it is a long fight ahead, but you have made such progress. It reminds us of the story the “little engine that could”. You will overcome this. Your family is blessed to have YOU in their life and they will do all that they can to help you find joy in each little step you take. Keep up the beautiful singing it was awesome. Steve, Mary Lou , Natasha and Gabe Wong

  129. Juliette said:

    Hola Mia!
    Haha, it’s me AGAIN. I keep thinking of you whenever I step outside and see the clouds, or hear the rain. Everything reminds me of you and how special you are. I know this must be incredibly hard for you and I can see why you’re angry! Just remember the whole world and every single one of your friends is pulling for you! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! Have a beautiful day and don’t ever stop smiling like you always are โค


  130. Allyson Gamble said:

    Sending you heart and lung strength! Us Gamble’s think and pray daily for your recovery. We are gratful for the posts and jump for joy with all the steps you are making toward recovery.

    Your heart pal-Allyson and Jim and Ben Gamble

  131. Kristin McQuivey said:

    This post absolutely made my day!!! Mia, tell your wonderful dad thank you for taking the time to share his heart and your brave journey with us. I check the site every day, anxiously wanting to read the posts, and it had been so long I was worried.

    We love you and your family so much. We think of you, talk about you, and pray for you every day. We all think you are amazing!

    Here’s to many, many more sunsets and songs.

    Much love,
    Kristin and Family

  132. Juliette said:

    Way to go Miracle Mia!! The sound of your voice is music to our ears. Ask your mom and dad to share some Youtube videos of Michael Franti on that new laptop of yours. I’m dedicating the song “The Sound of Sunshine Goin’ Down” to you. I will keep lighting candles each night, sending hope, strength and love to all of you during this challenging journey. Love you guys.

  133. Sue & Al said:

    Brickey family I am so happy to here about Mia tell her to keep up the good work she’ll be out of there in no time
    Love you guys
    Sue and Al

  134. Juliette said:

    Hey Mia~
    Oh my gosh! I’m so happy for you and so glad you finally got to go outside and see an amazingly beautiful day! I hope you get to see the blue sky again soon, I love you & miss you so much! โค


  135. Catherine Rogers said:

    Sorry to write again – but I am so happy.

    So I guess this means wind tunnel is gone…..

    Celebrate the successes – I bet you have one a day!

    Cat and Diane

  136. Catherine Rogers said:

    Giddy up horsey! Giddy up!!!! Mia wants to go home!!!!!

    Mia you have a right to be angry, mad, frustrated, and everything else. I wish I had a volcano room for you (a room full of mats). I wish I had some nerf bats for you to beat out your anger! Go ahead and throw your pillow. Being angry can be a good thing. It means you are going home.

    Keep believing Mia! Keep believing. Ride em cowgirl! Ride em! You are going to sleep in your own bed soon.

    Be a believer Mia. The body follows the mind! (Sorry thats gymnastics talk – but it works for the rest of life too!)

    Love, Cat and Diane

  137. Grace Greis said:

    I can only imagine how hard and confusing this must be for you. You are so strong and have continued to be strong throughout this whole time. I understand that you want to do whatever you can to get out of the hospital as quickly as you can and we all want you home, but just remember that it is okay to stop and rest so that the next day you can fight harder than ever!

    I love you,

  138. Juliette said:

    Hey Mia!
    I just had to write to you because I was sitting in my room and the song “Just The Way You Are” came on and I thought of you ๐Ÿ™‚ you’re amazing Mia! And whenever that song comes on I know I’ll be thinking of you. I love you and miss you so much! โค

  139. Jenn Gibbons said:


    Its Saturday afternoon and like every afternoon, and morning and night, I think dearly of you healing in Salt Lake City. The Soo Bahk Do National Festival was a blast, of course. I thought about the tribe of Green belts and Gups from Corrales Sa Bom’s dojang and the clinic we shared a few years ago. Super fun. Also where your first “National Champion” status was claimed!

    This year, (and last year) the 1st Place Junior Team Hyung consisted of 4 young ladies form Miramar, Soo Bahk Do, students of great Thai Sa Bom. Strong and Beautiful they are.

    The 1st Place Adult Team Hyung consisted of 3 lovely ladies from Rocky Mtn Martial Arts in Basalt, CO, students of the mighty Griggs Sa Bom Nim! omg, mesmerizing and vivid state of the art demonstration. Difficult to describe and so easy to see.

    Also, not to brag, but the year the team I was on won, also made history by being the 1st all women’s team to compete. just sayin.

    I have a dream!………can you guess?……coughcoughQUADSQUADaaachooo! just sayin.

    Well let me tell you about a few other noteable reflections from the Nationals. Mr. Jefferies and his Dad Jim came and every time I saw either of them it looked like they were having a great time. I have a feeling they will be back.

    Mr. Snarr was a ROCKSTAR the entire weekend!. He trained like a maniac on Thursday and on Friday I ran a ring with his division in it. Super proud of his efforts.

    Your instructor Corrales Sa Bom…….which you probably heard by now is Region 8’s newest Regional Examiner! All weekend demonstrating Picture Perfect Moo Do Ja Seh, brilliant hyung performance….we love him so much! I asked him to represent region 8 and prepare a demonstration with “The Snarrlivator”, (did i say that out loud? i mean that is the most best complimentory warrior way). With mere hours of preparation, little sleepytime and hundreds of members watching along with the Kwan Jang Nim, they performed a full-on captivating demonstration…..the crowd went crazy!

    The final chapter to our fantastic weekend was at the Banquet. Of course I asked permession for Corrales Sa Bom to address the Kwan Jang Nim, Federation officials and all the concerned members about the latest good news of your improving health. He was amazing with his grace, poise and appreciation for all the prayers and positive energy channeling towards YOU, little Miss Brickey, and your family. We crysmiled with happiness and joy that you are such a fighter and Moo Do Warrior!

    So keep up the healing and dig deep knowing nothing will stop you from completely recovering!! I am sure your mask sucks but remember your mask thinks you suck so keep sucking until you get stronger, take it all in and think about how many of the 8 Key Concepts you are applying to your life right now.


    With you all the way Miss Brickey! Love to you and your family,
    jenn gibbons

  140. Rachel Morse said:

    Hey Mia!

    Today was beautiful as ever, the world is cheering on your recovery! I can’t wait till you leave that hospital! I miss you so so so so so so so much!

    Rachel ๐Ÿ˜‰

  141. Juliette said:

    Hey Mia!
    I was thinking about you today! I hope you get out soon so we can see each other, stay strong and keep on going! I love you SO much!

    Hugs & Love,

  142. Joe Profaizer said:

    Mia….I love you and think about you all day long. Keep up the good work…Grandpa Joe

  143. Lise Fischer said:

    Hi Mia and All Brickeys!!
    We all are thinking of you so much and sending prayers and really big hugs and smiles your way. There are so many people doing that there is no way that you won’t keep getting better! Biggest wishes for peace, good health and well-being. Much love,


  144. Terry Carpenter said:

    Stronger every day ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the Happy Dance !!! Love you and think about you and your family OFTEN ๐Ÿ™‚ All the get well and strong energy looks like it’s helping. Be Strong, Stay Strong. Love you, Terry

  145. Mary Jo Marker said:

    Dearest Mia,

    Thinking of you. Praying for you. Loving you.
    Keep being strong.
    Mrs. Marker

  146. Juliette said:

    Hey Mia!
    I miss you so so so much! I can’t wait for you to get over this thing and everything will go back to normal! In a couple days we’re going to the beach and I PROMISE I’ll pick up a seashell for you while I’m there! Stay strong and I know that you can totally beat this!

    Love you times a million!

  147. Hey Mia
    You go girl! Hope you feel better soon. We are on Blakely Island right now and are hoping that you can come up here one day with us. You will love the ocean, the lakes, the ferries, the whales and the swingsets. Lots of love to you!

    โค Adie

  148. Sommer Glasgow said:

    Mia!! Hey!

    I had a dream about you last night. I dreamt that you came to school and none of this happened. It was the best dream ever!!! I never wanted to wake up from it. It made me realize how much I actually miss you (which is SOOOO much, it’s pretty insane) I think about you all of the time!!! I heard today was really great from my mom. That’s fantastic! There are many more to come! I know it because any day with you in it is great!

    Love you Mia!

  149. Sara Dacklin said:

    HI MIA!!!!!!
    I miss you soooooo much!! I can’t wait to go long boarding with you. I think about you all the time…. when i’m doing my nails, listening music, long boarding and much more. I’m soooo happy your feeling better everyday. Stay strong and brave! I know you will get through this because you’re a fighter ๐Ÿ™‚ I LOVE YOU!! Peace~Love~Strength
    MADIE D. โค

  150. Rachel Morse said:

    Today was beautiful! And I know that you saw it! ๐Ÿ™‚ I think of you every day. Some times, I think… ” I can’t wait to long board with her again!” And I can feel that that moment, it IS getting CLOSER. I miss you so much it’ merely impossible. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I love you!


  151. Wayne Berard said:

    Hi Mia,
    Sending you our love and prayers. Keep getting better! Will from your Soo Bahk Do class, age 8.

  152. Joe Profaizer said:

    Hi Mia:

    Your mom told me that you have been out on the deck and getting much better. I’m so proud of you. Keep up the good work so you can have some fun this summer. I Love You Lots Grandpa Joe and Carolyn…and the Arizona Dog Gang…….. Hank, Hanna, Millie & Aries

  153. Steve Wong said:

    Mia of them Bricks,

    We hope your are continuing to heal and get better each day. I’m sure some days are rougher then others but knowing how strong you are and the love and support that surrounds you healing will take place. Keep resting and healing. Oh and if you get a chance ask daddy to save some of those anise seed cookies. Our love, energy and thoughts are with you always. Don’t for get you are AMAZING and YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

    Love, Steve, Mary Lou, Natasha, and Gabe.

    • I may have to ask for an early Cookie Advancement!……. seems t of thembricks, and many of the nurses and doctors up here like them……… alot!!
      Thanks, Wongo Family!

  154. Libby hunt said:

    Hi Mia,

    It’s peg hunt. Got a letter from Libby today and she wanted to know how you are. She has no computer at camp and it will be another two weeks until she can email you. I know she is thinking of you often…as are bob and I. Sending lots of warm thoughts. Peggy

  155. Stephanie said:

    hi there Mia ~
    I am watching the sun set here in Carbondale, Colorado tonight, and as I often do, I am thinking of you and sending warm wishes for you to feel better soon. I was in the hospital flat on my back for 3 months when I was 19. I was in traction and had many surgeries. I have an idea how brave and strong you are. I had it a lot easier than you do. I hope you know that you will be getting stronger every day, even if you don’t feel it every day. Keep your mind focused on your dreams when it gets hard. One of my dreams when I was 19 was to be a mom. I actually had a dream that I was walking on the beach holding the hands of my two children. I really do have 2 kids now, and I walked on the beach with them 3 years ago! I know your dreams are going to come true, too. I have never met you, but even before your illness I had heard awesome things about you from Missy, Grace and Deeds. Keep up all your hard work that you are doing that is allowing your body to heal… you are doing an amazing job at it! We love hearing about your days and seeing your pictures, and we think of you every day and send good thoughts to you, your little brother Eli, and your mom and dad. My sister’s name is Heidi ( her favorite color is light blue! ) and my littlest daughter is Mia! So it is easy to think of you fondly …often!

    • Thank you for this sweet message and beautiful example of manifesting one’s dreams! I’ll make sure Mia see’s this from you!
      ox t and thembricks

  156. Hey, Gorgeous Girl!

    I heard you had a tiny and special visitor peek in on you this morning! Can you even stand how cute he is?! He’s going to give you so many smiles when you bust outta’ that joint and you get hold him!

    I admire your determination, Mia. You have stamina like no other, and very soon you’re going to take some BIG steps in your healing. I’m sure that practicing patience isn’t any fun at this point, but you can do this. You’re a fighter and an angel … all wrapped into one!

    I love you, madly.

  157. Savina and Raphael said:

    Dear Miabella,

    I so loved to see the video where you were blowing kisses. You look beautiful girl!
    Raphael went to Germany today to visit his German grandparents. He’s gonna be gone 3 whole weeks. He was talking about you and said i should write you and give you 2 kisses. Here its very very hot. I have a new baby whom I adopted, and his name is Odysseas. He’s 10 months old. Raphael likes to climb in his crib and play with him. We’re thinking about you lots and lots, and we send you a little bag of strengh that you probably wont use because you are already A VERY STRONG AMERICAN WOMAN !
    Love and kisses from Savina, Raphael and Odysseas.

  158. Rachel Morse said:

    I haven’t been in civilization for about 5 days… ๐Ÿ˜‰ WHY you ask??? I was on a river trip in Idaho. But every wave that soaked me to my skin I was thinking, “The reason these waves are so big is because their cheering for Mia. All day EVERY DAY!” ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m also sooo happy that you got to meet the REAL soccer players, (and a little jealous…;) I miss you and love love lovvvve you!!!

    Rachel ๐Ÿ˜€

  159. Julie Brown said:

    I have been at Harvard doing research, MiaBella. Surrounded by all those books, I couldn’t help but think about you and our conversation on the beach in Paros about our favorite books. I hope you have gotten a chance to read some of them. I love the ones you recommended to me. Dreaming about you…very beautiful dreams. Love, and hugs, Julie

  160. Tanya Fleischer said:

    Mia, it’s so great to see you blow air kisses on this website! This is Chloe Fleischer’s mom, I know you don’t know me really since we just moved here last year but just wanted to let you know it makes my day when I hear good things about how you are doing and I’m sending you love and support. You are so beautiful. : )

  161. Laurie (Brickey) Adamonis said:

    Dear Tom, Heidi, Mia, & Eli,
    This is a shout-out from cousin Laurie in California to send my continued love & prayers to all of you. I loved seeing the pictures from your recent posts. Mia, you are such a beautiful, brave girl & so blessed to have this wonderful family surrounding you each day. Kisses & hugs to all of you. xxxooo Laurie Adamonis

  162. Catherine Rogers said:

    Mia –

    I’ve been thinking about that wind tunnel alot – Im so sorry it is sooooo annoying. It must be driving you crazy!!!!!!

    I am praying that you wont need it 24 hours a day.

    Hope you had a good day.

    Oh by the way I finally watched glee – my mom said I could watch it if you watched it – thanks ๐Ÿ™‚


  163. Fiona McGann said:

    Again… SO COOL YOU GOT TO MEET THE REAL PLAYERS!!! Any way the pillow me and Madie D. made for you didn’t really work out apparently. But oh well. We’ll just make you another one, and this one will be 10x better! Stay Strong buddy.

  164. Corinne Anderson said:

    Hi Mia!
    Wow! A visit from Nick Rimando and Kyle Beckerman? Lucky them that they got to meet an amazing MiaBella Brickey! (And lucky you….they really are great guys!)
    I think of you all the time, sending positive vibes your way.
    Love to You, Eli and your Mom & Dad!

  165. Gracie Lewis said:

    Hey Mia,
    I am ALWAYS thinking about you. I really hope you get better and stronger everyday. We all love you sooooo much. GET BETTER! ๐Ÿ™‚

  166. Joe Profaizer said:

    Hi Mia: I Love You…Keep Up The Good Work….Grandpa Joe

  167. Donny D said:

    Hey MIA!

    I just saw the visit from the Real guys! Pretty cool, that! What a tough trooper you are and I am unbelievably proud of you! You are in my thoughts and heart and I wish you a very speedy recovery! Hang in there, girlie!

  168. Hi, Brickeys! I just got home tonight from teaching at Gettysburg College (a weaving conference) in Gettysburg, PA. It was a good conference and I had a wonderful class.

    I was so glad to get home to cool, sweetly scented air (I think it must have rained before my plane landed) and HOME.
    But, I needed to see how all of you are doing before I can go to bed. It has been a long day and now that I know everyone is hanging in there, I can get into my sweet, little bed.

    Thank you so much for keeping us informed about Mia’s life at Primary Children’s Hospital.
    Much love to all of you,

  169. Juliette said:

    Hey Mia!
    I’m so happy that you got to meet Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando! I’m always sending love, strength and smiles to you and hope you’re feeling a bit better. I love love love you and never ever stop wearing your wristband!


  170. Laurie Raleigh said:


    It was so good to see you on Friday ! You look great and I felt so good about where you are right now. I cannot wait to visit with you when you are no longer on Bi-Pap. I do know what that is like. I have experienced it myself. However, it is better than being intubated ! You have a wonderful spirit and so many people love you so unconditionally. Hang in there and be patient- I am sure you are SICK of hearing that ! Better days are ahead.

    I wear the Mia band every day and the heart is always on my collar.

  171. Mary Jo Marker said:

    What an amazing couple of days for you Miss Mia. I love hearing about your wonderful progress and hope you know I’m thinking of you every day.
    So much love!
    Mrs. Marker

  172. Hey, Spunky Girl!

    Thinking of you constantly and can’t wait to bring you the new toenail polish we got you — It changes with your moods! Hmmm … One mood is supposedly “Shy”? I wonder how that will work out? ๐Ÿ™‚

    You’re a trooper, my love … Truly, a trooper! Keep breathing strong, clear breaths of light and know that you have given all of us so much inspiration. I think people are living their lives a little bit differently due to your “adventure”, Mia.

    I am grateful that you are in our lives, and I hope you know what a special friend you are to us. Thank you for reminding us of what’s important in the world.


  173. Mia, that’s awesome how those Real players came and visited you! That just shows how much we all love and support you!! I can’t wait to see your smiling face again soon! Keep Fighting and Stay strong,
    Much love from Steph

  174. Dear Benton,
    Thanks for the message, and request to deactivate the notification tool.
    I do not know how to do this, and the person who put this website together is in California for a couple of days, but I will have him address this as soon as I can! I suppose I can ‘remove’ your information completely? I can try that? if that’s what you’d like? I think you can still view the updates and comments whether you’re ‘registered’ or not? so, I’ll see what I can do. Sorry for the annoying emails.
    Thanks for your support.
    tom brickey

  175. Fiona McGann said:

    it’s so awesome that you got to meet Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando!!!! I’m so happy for you!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you are feeling much better. Stay Strong, get well soon, ๐Ÿ™‚
    Peace, Love, and Strength
    -Fiona ๐Ÿ™‚

  176. Avery and I are so jealous of your visit from the Real guys. What a visit! Thinking of you all the time.

  177. Meg-American Red Cross said:

    Dear Brickey-s ,
    I would like to thank all of the Brickey friends and family for hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross on 07012011 (Mia’s 12th birthday I believe). I was touched by the love and support shown by everyone who came to donate and help with the fund-raising. Thank you for reminding me why I come to work every day, and how precious every life is. I hope for all the best…and maybe even better than the best ;-)… for your family and most of all for your beautiful little Mia.

  178. Erika McCarthy said:

    Dear Mia,
    Ah to breath in the great Utah air! Like I said many moons ago, when this journey began, soon you will be at back outside looking at our great mountains or on top of them and then you will shout, yell and dance the “Hoochey Goo” because you are strong. What a fighter!
    Much love to Elli and your Mom and Dad.
    Erika McCarthy

  179. Sue Hall said:

    Mia you are truely amazing..keep fighting..I know its scary. but you can do this..As for Mom & Dad..when you think Wow I cant do this..then you look at her and say if she can do this I can do anything. Im sure you already have a new outlook on life. My son was in the hospital for a month after he was stricken with myocarditis. He too was put on the heart transplant list. He is also a miracle. He beat it..going on 3yrs.It was hard at 1st..who am I kidding it still is for me. nightmares…flashbacks..freaking out when he gets sick..but the new outlook and the happiness of a hug from him is the best..I will contuine to check this site and pray for all of you..Watch how strong you become..and how things that might of bothered you before mean nothing.Its a whole new life. Alex did so can Mia!!!!! you go girl

  180. SCOTT COON said:

    Mia I am glad that are recovering from your transplant. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  181. Steve Wong said:

    Mia of Them Bricks,

    Tough as nails. Your tenacity is amazing and how you have fought back incredible. I’m ecstatic to hear about your progress and being able to use your own lungs. I bet that was one fantastic breath. As you know our love and support are always there. Keep on healing and don’t let up


    Natasha, Gabe, Mary lou and Steve

  182. The Small Family said:

    Mia โ€“ you look amazing, fantastic โ€“ Happy independence! Eli โ€“ youโ€™ve been great at Soo Bahk Do classes – keep up the good work! Tom and Heidi, your words have been so insightful into this โ€œadventureโ€ and so very revealing of the emotions and feelings your family has been going through. We are all truly grateful to be able to share in your experience and gain some understanding through your Journal postings โ€“ Thank You! As our daughter Brooke is in Soo Bahk Do classes with Brian Corrales, weโ€™ve had a chance to talk with Mia over the last year, and we were one of the fortunate ones to have witnessed Mia test as a Dan Candidate at the 127th Conference. It was hard not to be drawn to Mia as she tested โ€“ this small and young person, yet one who is so obviously accomplished โ€“ it was a fantastic performance! Mia, congratulations on receiving your Cho Dan! Weโ€™ve established a ritual as we pass by Primary Childrenโ€™s Hospital each day on the way to/from summer camp at the JCCโ€“ we raise our fists in the air and shout out a Hearty โ€œSoo Bahkโ€ โ€“ weโ€™ll keep the good vibe going for Mia and all of the kids at PCH!

    Brooke, Charlie, and Dez Small

  183. Kelseyb said:

    I can’t speak for the heart, but I know what it is like to have an extended stay in Primary Children’s – it is the little milestones that count.
    Just keep on keepin’ on.
    I’m pulling for you Mia Bella Brickey!! And so are people from 3 different prayer lists AND my Facebook friends. Power on!!

  184. Emily Moench said:

    I love you so much!
    I had a dream the other night that I was baby-sitting you and Lily, and you were playing dress-up. You were totally healthy and laughing and having a blast. I came up and hugged you so big… and then I can’t remember what else happened. But I am pretty sure it is a great omen, and I pray every night that you will recover quickly. I am so happy for the progress you are making. I love you and hope you get to go home soon.
    Love Always,
    Miss Emily

  185. Sara Dacklin said:

    Mia, ๐Ÿ™‚
    We are so exited you finally got your tube out! We spent all day making you a pillow case with fun colors using wax and dye. It’s really cool we can’t wait to give it to you, we think it will make your room a lot brighter! If it isn’t already bright enough with all the cards and wonderful things all of your friends have been giving you! ๐Ÿ˜‰ We love you and miss you!!
    -Madie D. and Fiona M. ๐Ÿ™‚

  186. Brian Corrales said:

    Good morning Mia. The Jefferies, Mr. Snarr and I are in San Diego for Nationals. We are going to bring back a trophy for you. Remember when Master Jang gave you girls the big trophy? What ever happened to that?

    I talked to Kwan Jang Nim yesterday and he asked about you. He said you are always on his mind and hopes you recover quickly. Im sure a lot of your Moo Duk
    Kwan family will be asking about you this week.

    I am thinking about you always. As we train hard, all of our energy will be directed towards you. Soo Bahk!

  187. Haylee Lambert said:

    Dear Mia,
    Happy b-day (five days late. Sorry about that). And happy 4th of July (sorry about how late that is also). Iโ€™ve tried to write earlier, but I have never had the time to do so. I am sooo happy for all of the progress you are making. Over the past little bit some of the girls from our old soccer team, and some of the girls from your school have gotten together to celebrate and hope for the best for you. We made a photo album for you with all of our faces, and have made pillow cases with your picture on them and your name on them to use as we sleep at night.
    I have missed you so much and havenโ€™t posted for so long, so I would like to tell you some things. Well first, I started to do martial arts, but itโ€™s sadly not at the same place that you do Soo Bahk Do. Every time I leave my house to go to my martial arts class though I think of the picture that your parents posted on this website of you kicking that board in half while testing for your black belt. And when I see that picture in my mind, I smile and think, โ€˜sheโ€™ll get through thisโ€™. Also when everyone went to Reservoir Park to hope and do breathing exercises with your Soo Bahk Do teacher, I made a friendship bracelet to wear for you, and I still have it on and when it falls off I hope my wish I made before I put it on comes true, and I am pretty sure it will.
    Well it is almost ten, so I am going to let you sleep, and I will be thinking about you during the night, hoping that you get better soon.
    Sleep tight, sweet dreams,

  188. Catherine Rogers said:

    Mia and Maya – both with new hearts. Take care of each other. I love you both.


    • Catherine Rogers said:

      My last post should of said Maya is getting her new heart tonight. Maya and Mia take care of each other.
      I love you both.

  189. Fiona McGann said:

    Mia ๐Ÿ™‚
    Good morning. It must feel so great to not have a big tube shoved down your throat! ๐Ÿ˜‰ You are truly one of bravest and strongest people I know… maybe even THE strongest and bravest. If not your pretty close. We all miss you so much and are wishing you the fastest, speediest, recovery EVER!!! Keep fighting, and when ever you want to smile and you just can’t… remember our soccer team the firebirds.
    Ca Caw Ca Caw ๐Ÿ˜‰
    -Fiona ๐Ÿ™‚

  190. Jenn Gibbons said:

    Good morning MISS BRICKEY!

    So HAPPY to hear to are HEALING nicely!! You are a true WARRIOR! Griggs Sa Bom Nim and I are headed to San Diego for the National Festival. You will be there in our SPIRITS as you have given us all another beautiful reason to CONNECT with each other so KAHM SA HAM NIDA.
    YOUR awesome INSTRUCTOR has been appointed as the new REGIONAL EXAMINER for Region 8 by the Kwan Jang Nim!
    We LOVE you!
    Stay focused and continue to fully RECOVER.

    YOURS in the Moo Duk Kwan,
    jenn gibbons

  191. Joe Profaizer said:

    Hi Mia:

    It’s grandpa Joe in Arizona. Hope you are able to read this on your new computer. You are doing so well and your pictures look so good. I Love You. Have A Great Day and Give your mom, dad and Eli a big hug for me. You are blessed to have two of the best parents in the world……Love Ya Grandpa Joe

  192. Rachel Morse said:

    Last night the sky was filled with lighting. And I’m pretty sure that the roman gods we learned ALLLL about celebrating that stinkin tube out of you! They were stampin their feet and wavin their hands! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I miss you so so so so much! Luv ya!!! ๐Ÿ˜€


  193. Maddie Barker said:

    I know that this is the second time i’ve commented on this but It’s just so amazing. When we were at pioneer park we were all thinking when Mia wakes up she’s gonna be like wow everyone has feathers in their hair. Your awake and fighting still, now breathing on her own
    Be so happy!!

  194. Catherine Rogers said:

    I am so happy that tube is gone – I can’t stop dancing!!!
    My chatterbox buddy is in action again! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Chatter away Mia!
    I can’t wait to hear that they kicked you out of the ICU.
    The condo with the pretty sunset view over the beach is getting closer. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I love you!



  195. Lee Thomsen said:

    Congratulations, Mia! That is such a huge, huge step for you. My daughters had their teeth cleaned by your Dad the other day, and let me tell you, he loves you sooooo much. But I guess you already know that.
    We’re all thinking about you and are thrilled by the news of you getting to breathe on your own.
    Lee Thomsen and family

  196. Meg Lemons said:

    I have made a bunch of bracelets for you because quincy told me about it. I will try to send them soon. When I found out you got your tube out I was seiked and same with the rest of my family. You are so strong. Get well soon!

  197. Quincy Jackson said:

    Hey Mia!
    Gosh I’ve been trying to think of what to say for a long time, but really there are no words to explain how much you amaze me, like for reals! You’re awesome, amazing, athletic, incredible, amazing at everything, funny, gorgous, EPIC, fantastical, e.t.c (note I don’t say fantastical on many occasions). They really need to make a word and mash it all those things together, then times it by 1,000,000,00,000 and maybe that’d come a little close to explain you. I don’t know if that makes sense but . . . ya. and that goes to ALL of your family. Really. You guys amaze the crap outta me!!! (sorry if that sounds weird). but really. It’s like when your dad posted that video I showed it to everyone I got a chance too. and they all cried just like I did. Even the boys, they know they were trying not to ;). but really. I watch that video everyday at least 3 times and I get these amazing tears of joy EVERYDAY, IT’S AWESOME ! ! ! ! and when I saw that you got that tube out I ran around my house screaming of joy telling everyone in my house. they were all super exited too!!! EVEN MY BROTHER SHOWED SOME EXITMENT!!! and boy that means alot. He usually only shows exitment when figures out my dad’s making enchaladas for dinner! You really amazing us, all you Brickeys!!! and I hope you realize how I think about you guys LITTERLY every minute of everyday!! Even when I’m sleeping. I have this dream every night.
    I walk into school and I see there’s this huge crowd in Ms.Lowlers room ( but I guess your not a sixth grader anymore ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). I walk in and see your in the middle of this crowd and I run through all of them and give you a hug. I just have to stop for a second whenever I think about it. It gives me this amazing feeling. I’m crying with tears of joy now just because even just through thoughts and dreams, it gives me this indiscribable feeling of happiness by just giving you that hug. I don’t think I can wait to feel that happen in person. Like I better be able to see you soon or else I’m going to explode!!!! I CAN’T WAIT MUCH LONGER!!! But I know your gonna be outta there before I know it. Maybe even as fast as Matt (my bro/the vibes player in the high school band, sorry I know I really didn’t need to explain that) scarfs down my dad’s enchaladas, if that’s even possible to go that fast. but I guess anything people think isn’t possible, is possible for you. You are really my hero of heros Mia. You and your family . . . gosh you guys are just . . . dang I really need to think of that word I was talking about before because I need that to explain all of you guys, but for Eli and your daddy I’ll replace the gorgous part with very handsom ;).

    See ya soon!
    Quincy Jackson

    P.S. I made more braclets and my friends have made some too. Oh and there was this sugar house arts festival and I got you a braclet Mia. I was gonna get something for the whole family but my mom and I couldn’t afford it ;). I know stuff doesn’t really matter anyways :P. Oh! and I hope my dad put my name on my poem and Ashlee’s. If not, Ashlee’s was the one that was called the Amazing Trombone Player or something like that and mine didn’t really have a name, if I’m remembering correctly!!! (once again I needed that word I was talking about!!!) but it was written on lined paper and with bad handwritting. it’s like four of the poems that ,like, have the same rhythm as hickery-dickery-dock or whatever. gosh this is hard to explain. Like I don’t know if this makes sense. But it’s like where it goes


    I don’t know if that makes any sense or not. I probably shouldn’t of even written that. I bet I’m just confussing you guys more so I better stop.

    once again I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!

    P.P.S or P.S.S whatever you do:
    this might help a little more. The last line is, “MiaBella is truly my hero”. (cause you are!!!!)

    I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!

    (I read this over and I’m just hoping it makes sense to you guys ! ! !)

  198. Rachel Morse said:


    That’s FANTASTICAL!!! I miss you so so so much!!!!! I’m so happy for your family!! Your going back to your old self, where you don’t want to wait to take something for some one… for example… a MATH test! ๐Ÿ™‚ I miss you so so so much, and you TRULY are one of the strongest, bravest, most amazing person I know!


  199. Beverly said:

    As we watched the fireworks last night, we thought of you, Mia. Hoping you could see them from your room and knowing how many other people were thinking the same thing. Little did we know that another miracle was happening until we got home and read the last two journal entries. What wonderful news and the photo of you sleeping so peacefully says it all. Mia, if there’s any one out there who doesn’t believe in miracles, they don’t know you! You and your family amaze and inspire you on so many levels, Mia. We love you and send all our love!
    Beverly & Juliette

  200. Beautiful photo this morning of Mia WITHOUT the tube! This isn’t a baby step, it’s a giant step. (Mother, May I? Yes, you may! Are any of you old enough to remember that game?)

    The fireworks around my neighborhood went on until past midnight last night and now I know why…even if those setting them off didn’t.

    I am so glad to see Mia without the endotracheal tube. I can only guess about your relief and her own.

    Thank you for such good news!

    Step by step….

  201. Fiona McGann said:

    I’m so happy for all of you and your family Mia! I can’t imagine how good getting that tube out must feel! And I hope you got to take a good look and see some of those amazing fireworks last night. We shot some sky-high fireworks off on our street… I can’t believe people are legally allowed to sell those things. Oh well. I miss you, you’re staying so strong and brave. Keep it up!!!
    :):):):):):):):):)Super happy faces!!!:):):):):):):):):):)

  202. Freeman Family said:

    What wonderful news! Mia you are such a hard worker. You have amazed us all with your dedication to recovery. Addie and Trey follow your progress everyday. Keep up the good work sweet girl!

    Gwynne and Parrish

  203. Nicki Kasteler said:

    Tom, I love your post about changing or dying. Changing and accepting a different path to life than what I had planned was one of the hardest things for me. We can’t know what the future holds, but Marty is a great example of how community, support, and love creates miracles and healing. Thank you for your support in that time and holding us close in this time.

  204. Andrea Meyer said:

    Well, we jjust had to check on Mia before calling it a night. I will sleep so well with all this great news!
    But, really curious about one thing. Mia, how do you look so drop dead beautiful in every hospital photo; with tubes and all? Now that’s true beauty, for sure!!!!!!
    You are all always in our thoughts!
    Goodnight Brickey’s.
    The Meyers

  205. Maddie Barker said:

    The tube is out you finally got it out on americas birthday. I know that the fireworks are extra special this year because so many people are celebrating for you!! You are amazing stay strong!!
    -Maddie B

  206. Juliette said:

    Hi Mia!
    I’m so glad that you’re awake! Today (and mostly everyday) I’ve been thinking about you and how you’re doing, it’s the fourth of July and when the fireworks went off I automatically thought of you, and how you like that Katy Perry song. Every time I go somewhere, I swear I hear someone talking about you, and I’m not kidding. Almost everyone around knows your story and is sending all their love and hope straight to you! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so excited to see you soon and sending all MY love & hope!

    Hugs & Love!
    Jai (Juliette) Facklam

  207. Meg Kobe said:

    Way to go Mia! You should hear the fireworks outside my door right now. I think they’re going off because you got you tube out!! We live a few short blocks from the beach in Santa Cruz, CA and it appears as if every person in the city is lighting off fireworks right now! Celebrating a big milestone in your healing process.

    My daughter Maya celebrated her birthday on July 1st – just like you. She turned 14 and is headed to high school in the fall. She is riding rollercoasters right now down at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. If you and your family ever come to California, come visit us and you and Maya can ride the Giant Dipper! Keep up the good work Mia so you can GO HOME!

  208. Matt, Laura, Eva & Henning Hanson said:

    We just got back from family event with fireworks…we couldn’t think of anything but you amongst the stars and bursts of light. What a wonderful surprise to get your tube out! We are so happy to hear of all the wonderful things that you are accomplishing! You are awesome, we love and miss you!

  209. Rachel Morse said:


    Happy 4th of July! I miss you so so so so much and can’t wait till you dance out of that C.I.C.U.!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Tonight, I’ll actually light off my first firework, and hopefully one day, in your honor, they’ll make a firework that shoots up so high, and out come your name in millions of colors! Right up in the sky! If I become a firework person-thingy, I’ll make one for you, and it’ll sell out in 21 SECONDS!!! Maybe 20 actually… ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love you!!!!


  210. Fiona McGann said:

    Happy fourth of July Mia!!! I hope you get to see the fireworks tonight! We’ll try to send every firework high, high, high up into the sky so you can see them from Primary!
    Speedy recovery

    • Sommer Glasgow said:

      Hey Mia,

      Happy 4th!! I am so excited you got your tube taken out!! I miss you SOO much!! I keep asking my mom when i can see you. (I’m sure she is probably annoyed by how much I’m asking.) Oh well. I love you Miss MiaBella!!

      Sommer XOXO

  211. Eva Marchiando said:

    Hi Mia.
    Happy late birthday!! I miss you soooooo much, and I’m thinking of you every day. Hawaii wasn’t the same without you. It makes me so happy to see the AWESOME video, can’t wait till I can give you a big hugggg!!!!!!!! You Rock!!
    I miss you and love you. Love Eva

  212. Joe Profaizer said:

    Hi Mia:

    I’m so proud of you. I love you so much. I call your mom everyday to see how you are doing and I read your web site everyday as well. Keep up the good work !
    Grandpa Joe in Arizona…PS Millie, Hank, Hanna, & Aries…our dogs say hi as well….also Carolyn the lady who was with me last week when we came to visit you and bought you the nail polish for your birthday says hi too…..Just keep getting better so you can go home XOXO

  213. Maddie Barker said:

    Mia you are so close to getting better happy late birthday<3!! Have fun with your new blue laptop!

  214. Libby hunt said:


    Lib is at camp now, but I know she is thinking of you…Leigh has limited access to email and one of her first questions was to ask how you were as lib wanted a report! So glad you had a good birthday and that you are improving. Not a day goes by when you and you family are not in my thoughts. Lots of love, Peggy

  215. Janice & Bob Brickey said:

    Mia, “Bunca” Bob and I were able to spend 3 or 4 hours with you today. You were asleep, but finally woke up! You looked so pretty and peaceful! Then you checked out the messages on this website! You know how to use your new, pretty, blue laptop! We are all so happy to see you improving each day, because every one of your friends and family members love you so much! We can’t WAIT ’til you are home, sleeping in your own bed! – And then you’ll rock because you are so strong and determined and you’ll be improving every day! Just know that we – -and so many others – are praying for you every day, and know also, that Jesus loves you, sweet Mia!
    We love, love, love you! Grammy and Bunca Bob

  216. Miss Mia,

    Just thinking about you, which I do quite often, and wanted to send huggles your way! If you’re not sure what a “huggle” is, let me tell you. When Zach was little I loved to snuggle with him, he’d rather have hugs, so….the “huggle” was born. It’s hugging and snuggling all in one! So I’m sending some to you from Zach and I!

    All my love to you and your mom, dad and brother!
    Kissa (my new name in your honor)

  217. tammy jensen said:

    My cousin, Myron Taylor, from Farmington, N.M.
    informed me about Mia at Primary Children’s here in Salt Lake City. I would like to add my prayers and best wishes for her recovery. We don’t live far from the hospital-if we could be of any help, or if you would like to stop by please call 801-583-6824-
    Tammy Jensen

  218. Allyson Gamble said:


    I think of you everyday and am grateful for your gift of life. There are not too many of us that get to have two birthday’s! I just had my fourth birthday of my heart transplant. Every day is a blessing, some are rougher than the others, but we are survivors and have so much love and support from our family and friends to get us through anything! I am glad to answer any questions you might want to ask or share with each other about our zipper club membership we are in. Most of all, I want you to know how proud I am of your strength and determination.

    Your Heart Pal – Allyson

  219. Sophie & Annie Cox said:

    Mia you are so strong and brave. You are always in our prayers. Stay strong!

  220. Fiona McGann said:

    WE MISS YOU MIA, that’s from all of us especially the firebirds! CA CAW CA CAW! Stay strong buddy!

    One of your many friends

  221. Mia it is so wonderful to see you progressing. My kids talk about you all the time and tell everyone they meet about you. Your story and your strength are so inspirational to them, without even knowing you they feel connected to you through the good energy and prayers they are sending your way. Thank your mom and dad for keeping us posted through their journal posts. We look forward to each one!!

  222. JaKaReKa Kohnen said:

    Good morning THEM!ย 
    so glad to hear you had a couple of good days … we are with you all day and night – even little Jakob (our walking desaster :-)) keeps asking … Heading next door to our chuch’s summer celebration: Renate did one of her fantastic home made cakes -> I will ask her to bring the recipe along to SLC because I know you would love this one: lots of fresh fruits on top of rich creamcheese …
    Love you guys,

  223. Hooray! It sounds as though yesterday was a good day for all of you and I am so glad. Each good day brings you closer to the great day when Mia can come home with you.

    Thanks very much for the photo of Heidi with Mia. It is encouraging to see Mia looking alert. I am guessing that the day–or the one after–that the tube comes out she will begin telling you all about how she wants to be somewhere else.

    Still, I am so grateful that PCH is there and that the doctors and nurses who have been caring for Mia and for you are there as well. There have been so many miraculous events.

    I am sending you love, light and healing energy–and hugs.

  224. Fiona McGann said:

    Hey Mia,
    I just wanted to say hi, i miss you so much… you have no idea! It rocks that you get a lap top! Stay Strong Mia!

    Your Friend Fiona

  225. Kami kahler said:

    Dear tom and mia! I hope you both had a great birthday!! Lots to celebrate everyday! Hows the new computer mia???? Light blue? I like it my case is s bright blue. Davey and I are working on your present we are making you celebration last a little longer! As for you Tom. I think you have the best present by far! Happy birthday to you both! Lots of hugs and love! Kami and family
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  226. Kathy Gundersen said:

    Happy Birthday to Mia and Tom! What a hoot … you share a birthday. I hope you also shared something quietly celebratory today. Thinking of you.
    love, Kathy

  227. Catherine Rogers said:

    Happy Birthday Mia

    Love, Cat

  228. Beirne/Jayne/Miles/Lily said:

    Keep fighting Mia…
    Keep those incredible journal posts coming Tom, and make sure you fill in the blanks and write the whole story someday.
    Love ya,
    The Chisolms

  229. Fiona McGann said:

    It’s your big day!!!! I only wish you could celebrate it with all of us! We love you soo much!!! Your doing so well, keep it up buddy!! Stay as strong as you have been – Fiona

  230. Victor Kobayashi said:

    Dear Mia,

    Happy Birthday! I hope you are feeling better each day. I hope you got your computer for your birthday ๐Ÿ™‚ Ask me if you want to know some good game sites.



  231. Happy, happy, happy birthday sunshine!
    Amanda, Avery, and Juniper

  232. bret jackson said:

    Happy Birthday Mia!
    Mr. Jackson

    • Those lungs are getting stronger every day……. the “slide” is going to be great exercise on her road to recovery….. I cannot wait for her to put her “new” heart into her next solo for you!!!!!

  233. Melissa Christensen said:



    K- indness to

  234. KK Heslop said:

    Happy Birthday Mia! Knox and Anna send you lots and lots of love!! We think of you every day!
    The Heslop Family

    mia wow like you are growing up! same with me but your my little miabella brickey i love you soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much words cant explain! i โค you your are old girl!!! hahahaha – olsen family sage, everett, jazmin, jason

  236. Mary Jo Marker said:

    Happy Birthday Mia.
    Mrs. Marker

  237. Happy birthday to Tom & Mia! Hope the day is full of love and light. Love ~ The DeVries family

  238. It was a pleasure to see Heidi and Tom’s parents today as I went in to join the line of blood donors. After nearly two hours it turned out I had a firehose: filled the bag and six vials in five minutes flat!

    I was delighted to know that even with that tube in, Mia can express herself by writing about what she wants. (To go home! Yes, I know. That’s what we want for you, too.)

    It seems to me that the steps recently are bigger than baby steps and in such a good direction!

    I rejoice with every small improvement in Mia’s condition and am still behind the entire family 100%.

  239. Talli and Jay Torgersen said:

    Happy birthday Miabella and Tom. We love you. Mia, you look beautiful in your latest picture! Even with all the equipment and medicines swirling through you that probably make you feel loopy, your handwriting is better than most of the doctors! You are amazing girl!!

  240. Melissa Christensen said:

    Happy Birthday to two amazing beings!! Much love and light to both of you on this very memorable day (Let’s do something else next year, though). Love, love, love you!!!

  241. happy birthday miabella! you have so many amazing years in front of you!
    the pictures posted in your latest journal are incredibly inspiring! such a fighter. so much love to you.
    xo to your entire family.


  242. The Seethaler Gang said:

    Happy Birthday, Mia!!!!

  243. Joe Profaizer said:



  244. Rachel Morse said:

    Mia!!! Happy Birthday!!!!!!! I mid you terribly and thought that for your birthday in should get you that HUGE painting of Bob Marley, at least I think that it’s him…;) I can’t wait till you strut out of that hospital! I love you so so so much! And happy birthday Mr. Tom!!!!!! I wish you both to have a fantabulous birthday!!!!

    Rachel ๐Ÿ™‚

  245. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!

  246. Nicki Kasteler said:

    Happy Birthday Mia and Tom!!! You are two truly amazing people. Me and Marty are missing you guys like mad and thinking of you every day….sending love and healing. I am so excited that you are writing. All my love and joy to you on this day.

  247. Sara Dacklin said:

    HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!!!

    MiAbElLa !!!!!

    Here is our birthday wish for you… may every sunrise hold more hope for healing and strength. May every sunset hold more peace and love for you my dear!

    We love you,
    Sara and Madison ๐Ÿ™‚

  248. Karen Heichman said:

    Happy Birthday to Mia and Tom! It feels like it is ALL of our birthdays this week! We are thrilled to hear about all of the great progress and amazing spirit of the entire Brickey family. Keep up the good work.

    With much love,

    Karen, Bill, Karsten and Annika

    P.S. Let us know when Mia wants to get pictures and messages from teenage boys…..

  249. Francois said:

    Hi Mia,
    Vera, Julia, Binyem and I (members of the HolzkircheRoosters) wish you a Happy Birthday and please, stay Hero for the next 100 Years.

    Hi Tom, also an Happy Birthday to you, hope to see the whole THEMBRICKs at Mia and Your next Birthday in Holzkirchen.

    With Love, Francois and Crew

    • Vielen Dank Holzkirchen Freunde ….. MiaBella wird noch viele weitere Geburtstage mit euch allen zu teilen! Wir freuen uns auf die Kohnens in einem Monat sehen bei uns zu Hause hier in Salt Lake City. Bitte beachten Sie, dass Sie alle sind herzlich eingeladen, besuchen Sie jederzeit. Mia wรผrde es lieben.

  250. Corinne Anderson said:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIA!!!!! You’re 12? How could that possibly be? Seems like yesterday that you were born and became your dad’s very best birthday present EVER! Keep being strong,keep being wonderful you, and keep on writing (and typing on that light blue laptop)! May each day be full of baby steps toward that front door of PCMC!
    Please give that daddy of yours a big Happy Birthday squeeze for me!
    Love to all THEMbricks!

  251. Wow! I can’t believe you are 12 years old! I remember the day you were born like it was yesterday. It was such a surprise for everyone (especially your mom) that you were born on your dad’s birthday, what a gift for your father. Zach and I wanted to take this moment to tell you both Happy Birthday! Miss Mia, you are my hero and I am amazed every day at the incredible strength you possess. Keep it up! We love you and your family and hope this birthday is full of baby steps…

    Krista and Zach

    • Thank you for organizing such an incredible event today that gave back 3 fold……. Kissa holds Bella and all of us in her heart!

  252. JaKaReKa Kohnen said:

    Dear Mia & Tom: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU !!!!
    @Mia: wishing the fasted recovery possible!
    @Tom: keep up your strength and may Mia recover totally as fast as possible!

    @Eli and Heidi: give TheM lots of hugs and kisses from all four of us.

    @THEM: have a great day together!

    Jakob, Katharina, Renate & Karsten

  253. Mark & Shirley Johnson said:

    A BIG Happy Birthday Mia…We are very close friends of your Grandpa Joe. You are in our prayers and thoughts daily. We wish you Good Luck along with another prayer for you, your Mom & Dad, your brother and the whole Medical Team that are supporting you every day, Love…

  254. Sara Dacklin said:


    I want you to hang in there! It’s cool that you’re getting a laptop. Use it wisely. I remember one time when you splashed my dad with water. Good times! The Dacklin family is giving you good wishes. Hope you get to walk on your feet soon. You are a very strong girl and I know you can get through this whole thing! I love you.

    Love, Grant (madison’s little bro)

  255. Jenni Maheras said:

    Happy Bithday tomorrow Mia. We are so glad that you are doing better! Keep fighting! Happy Birthday to your dad also!

    We love you and pray for you everyday,
    The Maheras family

  256. Catherine Rogers said:

    Yup…It’s going to be a great month. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Keep chatting my chatterbox friend.


  257. Fiona McGann said:

    I’m so happy that you are feeling better, we (your friends) never stop thinking about you. It’s amazing how strong you are, you are truly inspirational!!! And don’t worry none of us forgot your b-day!!!! It’s so awesome that your getting a laptop, as soon as you feel well enough to skipe (not sure how you spell it) please do it! We miss you so much!!

    your friend Fiona

  258. Julie Rainbow said:

    You are always with me, MiaBella. I carry you around with me everywhere and sprinkle fairy dust on you as I go. I am so happy that you are getting better every day. I knew you would because you are a child warrior like Atreyu in the NeverEnding Story. And we need to keep Fantasia alive. So we are all keeping up the incredible energy that is helping you heal; then we can go on another great adventure next summer. Where do you want to go?
    Love and kisses, hugs and misses, Julie Rainbow

  259. Mary Jo Marker said:

    Dear Mia,

    You have invaded my dreams. Last night I dreamed I had gone to the airport (don’t ask me why, I don’t know) but I saw your mom and dad ready to board a flight. I asked if you were there and they said “Yes, she’s on the plane already.” So I went on the plane to see you! The plane took off before I could leave. I’m sure we were all flying to Barbados for fun in the sun! Just think of a white sandy beach and calm blue water. PEACE!

    So much love,
    Mrs. Marker

  260. Mary Lawlor said:

    Mia, Mia, Mia! You’re sitting, watching tv, reading, and now a bit of writing! That is HUGE. Think of the stories you will be able to write about. I will send your journal up to the hospital. (I know you are rolling your eyes and shaking your head!) Oh Mia, I can’t wait to swing you around and share a big ol laugh.
    Much love,
    Mary Lawlor

  261. Terry Carpenter said:

    Amy showed me your written words ๐Ÿ™‚ YAY !!!! You are Amazing! I’m anxious to see some art work. As soon as they will let us…sewing night is where ever you are at ๐Ÿ™‚ We’re planning already. You get to pick the treats !!! Love you, you beautiful powerful MiaBella. Terry Carpenter

  262. Corinne Anderson said:

    Mia! I can’t wait until you have the energy to read each and every one of these messages to you and your daddy, mom and Eli! You’ll be able to see just how many lives you’ve impacted with your strength, love and light! Truly amazing you are!!!! May this day be a very good day for you.
    Love, Corinne

  263. Bram van der Elst said:

    Mia…thinking of you, sending love and healing energy to you and your family. Bram.

  264. Rachel Morse said:


    This is the start of a NEW month.
    A month of ONLY ups.
    And this is the month that MiaBella Brickey will get out of the CICU, and back home.

    I am praying so very hard for your family and you.
    I miss you and love you.


  265. Jill Rees said:

    Dear Brickey Family,
    You don’t know me but I use to work with Darren Westerfield. We cleaned your windows if you can recall. I was usually inside doing windows and had numerous opportunities to notice what a sweet family you are. I also have a 12 year old daughter so your story hits close to home, anyway I wanted to thank you for reminding me in this crazy life to stop and take a breath, give a hug or make a call you have been putting off. Life is not guaranteed as you know. My best to you all I will keep you in my prayers. Sincerely, Jill Rees

  266. Catherine Rogers said:

    Today is June 29th.
    Mia went to the hospital on May 28th.
    Today is the beginning of a new month.
    A good month.

    Mia we made “Mia” T-shirts and pillowcases for your birthday. Beginning tonight I will sleep with my Mia pillowcase and pray for you.

    I love you Mia.
    I’m praying for you to get out of the CICU this month.
    I’m praying for you to come home this month.

    Love, Cat

  267. Rachel Morse said:


    That GLEE thing…. WOW! The next thing your gonna watch is GREASE. (Which I have NEVER seen…) ๐Ÿ˜‰ It sounds like your getting so so so much better! Remember that I’m praying for you, Tom, Heidi, and Eli! I miss you!


  268. Tom, Laurie and Carson said:

    Hi Mia et all,
    Thank your parents for updating us on how you are feeling. We like to know what you are doing…..the best and the not best. Carson was excited to hear about your ball playing….she’s ready to coach your school team again next year! hugs to all THEM Bricks.
    With T, L, C

  269. kami kahler said:

    what good news that you were in your PT chair today!! That must have made you Happy! I certainly was happy!
    You keep that spirit stong! You are a truly amazing girl!

  270. Fiona McGann said:

    I heard about the GLEE thing, and I have to say that is so funny!! Your starting to sound like your old self and i cant wait to see you

    your friend fiona

  271. I have been so worried, checking in here, not seeing anything new, praying more, and then checking again. 50 minutes in the PT chair, catching and kicking a ball is SO encouraging.
    I can’t begin to imagine how difficult this is for all the Brickeys. I am sending a long, strong, warm hug to all of you as well floods of light and love and waves of healing. I hope it helps a little to know that there are so many of us pulling for all of you!
    I have enlisted a dear friend in Seattle whom I am convinced has God’s ear to join in. With Dianne on your side, too, things WILL improve.
    Much love to all of you,

  272. Jean Hindley said:

    Happy Monday!! I had the rare honor of beginning my week with a visit with Mia! And I do mean “with”. We talked about Eli’s camp and the MS 150 and the merits of foot rubs versus arm tickles. AND the excitement of her birthday this week. Her vocabulary of head motions and sign language has grown significantly. And she was bright eyed and interested the whole time I was there. What a miracle she is. The nurse and I both had to laugh when Mia needed some “mouth sucking out” done. She grabbed the “sucker thing” from the nurse’s hand (that looks just like what the dentist uses for a similar purpose) and took over expertly. I commented that, after all, she is the daughter of a dentist and hygienist!

  273. Rachel Morse said:

    I wish you were just I don’t know… BOUNCING out of that hospital!!! I miss you so so so much and want that Lung schmuck OUT OF YOU!!! A couple days ago, Madie and I went into this huge hamster ball down a hill…. TOGETHER. But we both knew it would’ve been wayyy more fun if you were in that tiny hamster ball with us. Even if it wasn’t the… BEST of ideas! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I miss you and love you!!!!

    <3, Rachel

  274. JaKaReKa Kohnen said:

    Dear Mia,
    … Have a great day!! … Our chuch bells are ringing and we are all sitting outside in our garden … Remember the noise?? … Right now they ring just for you!
    Keep strong! …. sending all the love and faith we have …

    • Iche leibe Holzkirchen!
      I just wish I could spell in German!
      ox tbrick of thembricks

  275. Bill & Sharon Jones said:

    Dear Tom, Heidi and Eli: We met with Bob and Lynn last night and they informed us of the extremely sad news of your beautiful Miabella. We want you to know you’re all in our thoughts at this devastating time. We send our love and prayers, along with positive energy to you. Try to be strong, Miabella is a lil’ fighter and we know she’s going to come out of all this a stronger lil’ soul. We hope to see you all up here at the lake as soon as the healing is done. Hugs and love from us, at “Jonesville”, Ruby Lake.

  276. sarah samore said:

    Thank you, Tom. You give us all a gift. We are fortunate beyond words to read your poetry, as it were. Beyond words.

  277. Mary Jane Breinholt said:

    TFB, I’m so happy to hear the joy in your “voice” in your recent entry and so happy that Mia is doing much better. I–we– have been keeping vigil daily and waiting on any news of progress. It aches my heart to see you and Mia suffering so and I wish I could be one of your many friends who are helping in a proximate way–bringing you food, treats or weeding your garden, giving hugs of support, or being there for you and Heidi at the MiaBella events. But, alas, I can continue to send prayers up and good thoughts to you from the other side of the country. I’m totally inspired by your courage, strength, tenacity, grace, generosity, hope, faith, passion and positive and caring energy–not just for your Mia but for everyone. You are touching hundreds by telling Mia’s story and your story as a parent in this whole incredible experience. You’re one tough father bear! I found “Mia’s Predictions” in your facebook notes when I was trying to figure out how to send a message. Her beautiful life predictions, written a year before this whole thing happened: “Predictions”

    “I predict that I will stay with Soo Bahk Do, and get my Black Belt.

    I predict that I will get my Masters Belt also.

    I predict I will accomplish all my academic goals in High School.

    I predict I will play on the University of Utah soccer team in college.

    After I graduate from college….
    I predict I will follow in my Dads foot prints and travel the world.

    After traveling the world….
    I predict I will move to Mexico for a year or two.

    After living somewhere else…..
    I predict I will move back to Utah.

    I predict I will get married.

    I predict I will have children.

    I predict that I will live to see my great grandchildren.”

    Salt Lake City, Utah. April 2010. What a beautiful soul she is. I predict that she will live to see her great grandchildren too. She’s destined for big things and someday I hope this whole thing will seem a long forgotten nightmare. You and Heidi are amazing. Know that the Breinholt-Wiebes are with you, sending love and chi your way. Hugs –MJB

  278. Steven Wong said:

    Them Brickey’s,

    Once again you continue to amaze us with your openess to share your feelings and experience. We are with you every step of the way in love and spirit. Tom you being the spirit boy can understand that positive energy can create more then anyone one this earth can really explain. Tom keep the positive MOJO going. Mia will continue to heal and progress. Sending our love and positive energy your way

    Love Gabe, Natasha, Mary Lou and Wongo

  279. Kathryn Canas said:

    Dear Tom:

    Unfortunately, we will miss both of your wonderful events. We are in upstate New York for a while. It is amazing how you have reached out and touched your community with such profound grace. We dedicate something to Mia on a daily basis–a prayer, simple walk, rainbow, really anything–to send her positive energy since we are far away.

    Thank you for sharing your journey with us through your brave writing. We support you and hope Mia has good days from now on.

    The Canas-Pearson Family

  280. Tony (Kaye), Liz, Sarah and William said:


    Lovely, heart-wrenching post today. Liz was crying when she came in and told me about it. Know that you and your family have been our hearts and thoughts, and that we are happy Mia is on the upswing.


  281. Sue & Alan Scheid said:

    hi Tom, Heidi
    just got done reading your post I’m so happy to here that Mia is doing better, you still have a long road ahead of you but we know you can do it and it sounds like Mia is doing her part and working hard at getting better.Tell her to keep up the good work. We kind of know what your going through and your right we wouldn’t wish this on anyone
    but you know what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger so me and Alan must be really strong and so our you and Heidi.I also know you have such a big heart in the way you helped Jen and the way you still our helping Jen. So please know we are here to help anyway we can if you just need to talk or like Al said if you need someone to beat on he’s here.Also Jen wanted Mia to know that she has sent some of her Angles to watch over her. Love you guys
    Al & Sue

  282. Daniel Rydalch said:

    My brother Stephen Rydalch suffered complications from a congenital bicuspid aortic valve replacement in early April. He is currently on PT to build up strength and to be moved back to University of CO. for a heart replacement someday. He is currently on a lvad (left ventricle assist device). We understand all too well the ups and downs of what everyone is going through. It sounds like Mia is much further along the journey than my brother and we will all be grateful when he finally comes as far as she has. We look forward to her continued healing and progress as an example to others.

    All the Best,
    Daniel Rydalch

    • Thank you for your post, Daniel. We wish your brother, Stephen, all the best. I hope he continues to grow stronger. The stronger he is, the better he’ll do. GOOD LUCK! and God Bless you all. We’ll be thinking of Stephen. thembricks

  283. Beverly said:

    Thanks so much for the update, Tom. THEM Bricks’ never quit and not only that, you always manage to think of others. Your family’s love and strength have touched countless lives with so much hope and compassion. We continue to send our love and positive energy your way. Dearest Mia, thank you for fighting to live. We love you and it is because of you and your family, that we are all better people for knowing you. We envision the day we can wrap our arms around you Mia and create many more beautiful memories.
    Peace, love and strength,
    Beverly & Juliette

  284. Living Life to it’s Fullest is so much more than many of us EVER experience, Your journal is a truly a testament to this. God Speed Peace Strength and Healing for You – Tom , Hiedi, Eli and Mia : ) and Wishing more Happy Days as well!!!!! : ) Love Always, Cris Clark Sorensen and Family

  285. Joe Profaizer said:

    Tom and Heidi……..You guys are truly amazing…….Thank you for writing your journal, sharing your love with your family and friends and keeping us all in the loop…I didn’t know “Doctors” could write so well………Love You Both…Give Kisses to Mia and Eli….I will see you in a couple of days….Dad….Joe in Arizona

  286. Quincy Jackson said:

    Hey Mia!

    I just wanted you to know something really super sweet my little sister said.

    We were downstairs playing our Wii. I don’t know if you have one but we were playing Wii Resort and Ashlee (my little sister or the cute red head running around at the band concerts) was playing the game where you like, I don’t know wack people with sticks and all these computer people were running at her trying to fight her and she was just swinging away her controller and then (it shows the computer’s name over their heads) one popped up named Mia. . . Ashlee froze, she didn’t know what to do! I said, “Ashlee you okay?”. and she said, “Yeah but I don’t want to hit a girl named Mia!!!” So she turned off the Wii and TV and walked up stairs!

    I was talking to her later and I said, “You know that was really sweet of you Ashlee!” and she said, “Yeah, but the real Mia is ALOT prettier than that character on the Wii!” and I said, “Yeah, if that would of been the real Mia, I’m not gonna lie she would have you flat on your back with one of her so bak do kicks!!!!” We talked to you for a while, about how amazing you. We really miss you. and you know whats awesome? On my email, my status is “I making bracelets for MiaBella and so should you!” and now 3 of my friends have already emailed me and asked me for your favorite colors because they want to make bracelets too. They’re gonna send them to me in the mail and I’ll try to get them to you as soon as possible. I’ve made a few too. I guessed on the colors but I hope you like them. Ones too small, ones to big, ones about right, and one is a ring . . . I’ll tell you the story about that later. I would now but my dad looks like he wants his computer back :P. I love you so much and everyone in your family. I am so happy to hear how great your doing and I’m sending all my love and strength to everyone in your family!!!! And I want to thank your dad for giving all these updates for us. I know I wouldn’t wanna be writing about this either but I think it’s awesome how, I don’t know, how flat down incredible your dad is, and your whole family. I love all you guys so much. I just don’t get how every single one of you guys is so amazing. You guys all really make my life and everybody life who you meet. (I hope that made sense :P) Now all I have to say is . . . (Have you seen Galaxy Quest? If you haven’t I sugest you do)


    Much love and everything else you guys want,
    Quincy Jackson

    See ya soon!
    Quincy Jackson

    • Quincy…….. there are no words. You are precious. You Go girl!
      ๐Ÿ˜‰ Mia’s Daddy. thankyou.

  287. Carolyn said:

    Sorry, think I’m having an issue with this new website…wants to post before I’m finished ๐Ÿ™‚ At any rate, as always my prayers are with you all…but I really want to thank you…the strength your family is showing has changed me forever…my heart is now filled with compassion, prayer, faith and love that didn’t know was in me.

  288. Carolyn said:


  289. Joy Duke said:

    We are praying for Mia every moment of the day. Though I don’t know Mia well, she is a part of our family. We send our love to Tom, Heidi, Eli and sweet Mia.

    Joy Duke

  290. The Millers said:

    Tom, Heidi, Mia and Eli,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers each day. We are all pulling for Mia, and sending our love and good thoughts your way. Love, Terry, Laura, Morgan, Ashley and Evan

  291. Verena von Dehn said:

    Hello beautiful! Thinking of you. Bet this is tough frustrating irritating aggravating BLECH stuff….and also..loving hopeful uniting caring….
    i don’t know about you but some days I just want to scream because I am so angry and frustrated and feel so helpless .. I yell WHY WHY WHY and AARGH….when that happens I turn on some crazy music such as some wild drums…and flail my arms and legs around while yelling (close my windows first so the neighbors don’t freak)….it helps me feel better and I hope that the intense energy I feel flies speedily towards you and is used positively by your body. Other times I feel calmer. I feel so much love and hope and connection to you and this giant network of people who are rooting for you and supporting you and treating you…and then the music I play is smoother…. ๐Ÿ™‚ and the energy still flows towards you. Your dad once showed me how to real hug…not “tripod” hug….it’s a much nicer way to share a hug….so I have been doing some virtual real hugging…kind of filling an account….go ahead and withdraw whenever you need or want…I’ll keep filling the hug bank. Sending hugs to you, your family, your doctors, your nurses, your friends, etc… every day….Love you all so much.

  292. Rachel Morse said:


    Every breath the Earth takes, she’s angling towards you and your recovery. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Every sunset makes me think that one day you will see it too.

    Every time I think about you I know you’ll get better. That you’ll be running around and laughing once again.

    Give your your dad, mom, and Eli huge hugs and smiles. I miss you, and can’t wait till you strut out of that hospital. ๐Ÿ™‚


  293. Corinne Anderson said:

    Hi Mia!
    Just thinking of you this early morning, hope you had a good night. May some of this beautiful sunshine make it’s way to you today. We’re going to keep on celebrating you! You’re in our hearts and minds wherever we go. Love to you!

  294. Catherine Rogers said:


    I hope Mindy is working tonight and you are up in the PT chair dancing while you are having a bath.

    Go Mia Go!

    Love, Cat

  295. Catherine Rogers said:


    It was a beautiful day today. The sun was shining, it wasn’t too warm and I trained at Arete Gymnastics for their gym camp. I keep thinking I will see Eli there, for some reason I am thinking that he moved from USA to Arete.

    Every time I see the sunset I think of you Mia. I keep hoping that you will soon be in a condo by the beach watching the sunset.

    Please let us all know when you are sitting up in the PT chair again.

    I hope you have a good night tonight and get some sleep.

    GIve your mom, Dad and Eli a big hug, tell them to get some sleep too.

    Love, Cat

  296. Rachel Morse said:


    I miss you so so so so much!!! I wish you were out of that hospital smiling away like you always do! I am thinking about you at all times, and praying for a quick and speedy recovery! I miss you!!!

    โค U


  297. Libby hunt said:

    Hi mia,
    I am in new York now but I want you to know your still in my thoughts everyday. My family including my cousins are thing of you too. I love you.

  298. Mary Lawlor said:

    My Sweet Mia,
    We are getting together tomorrow to share stories and write poems, if you can believe it! I have your “Where I’m From” poem still on my desk. Remember how you wrote that you are from a mom who looks like she fake tans and Glide Floss? The whole class laughed and nodded because your life is out there for everyone to see and enjoy. Them Bricks! You are a girl who is packed with stories. Lucky you, lucky us.
    Mary, Dawn, Sam, Harper, Chloe, and that Mikel

    • What a beautiful message to wake up to!
      Thank you sweet Mary, and family. She’s a lucky kid. You’re right! We all are. Have a great day! tbrick of thembricks

  299. Davis Kahler said:

    Hi to all members of the Brickey family,
    I hope everything is going well and that Mia is recovering well. Can’t wait to see you all soon! Sending good healing energy and Mia can stay strong and be able to move forward.

  300. Kate Button said:

    Hey Mia!
    I am going to a singer-songwriter camp this week. We are writing a song for you. I’ll send the performance video as soon as I can.

    Love (and get better super soon),
    Kate Button

  301. Nancy Huntsman said:

    Hi Brickeys,
    Sorry to say we are heading out of town and will miss both these events. Maybe we can give blood upon our return and will inquire whether we’re able to designate Mia. I am amazed and humbled as I read the narrative. Glad to hear of such progress. Hooray for you all – you have shown such courage throughout this trial. You are in our thoughts, we’re all pulling for you!

  302. Muffy Ferro said:

    I wish we could be with you on Saturday but we send our love from the Tetons which are still buried in snow! We were telling your story, Mia, to our neighbors a few nights ago … and they already knew. So you are famous in Wyoming, and everyone is pulling for you and eager to hear any good news. We love all of you Bricks. xoxo

  303. Corinne Anderson said:

    Dear Mia,

    You are in my heart throughout the day and night. Your strength and will to get well are inspirational…we could learn so much from you. When I think of you I see your beautiful, soulful eyes. Wisdom and strength beyond your years shines through those eyes! I’ve always seen that in your eyes! May you stay strong and let all of the love from people far and wide buoy you up and help you get well. We all love you and can’t wait to see you soon. Love to all THEM Brickeys!

  304. Mia we are pulling for you and thinking about you every day. My kids ask me every day if there is any “Mia news” to report and my son Gabe, who is 10, keeps saying that he can’t wait to meet you! We hope you know how much you are loved and adored and admired.
    Love and strength to you,

  305. Casey Clark said:

    Hi Mia, family , &Team MIa………..
    Just as the sun rises, so does Missy and Grace sending and sounding the FB airwaves, among other’s, of your Mia story.. Your successes of your new Black Belt, your challenge with a sweet heart that got sick, and your fight for all it’s might has become a beacon of hope around the world. Amazing energy is circling you. The arrival of your new heart from a friend you may not meet is an inspiration to us all. Besides the doctors, nurses, the specialists that work with you on your team everyday, there are others besides friends you have never met sending energy, prayers, whatever they can.
    When I saw this “heart cloud” from Missy, I dreamed of this the day before. We messaged back and forth and news of the park prayer meeting was at a special time.. We all heard, sent energy to all of you and in our ways. I love the pics your dad posted and saw more of your family, the park, and Missy, & Grace and you in the kitchen. Mia, you are your namesake so beautiful with clear energy and now a bigger team of fans. on that park day and Saturday I went to the ocean and said a prayer.
    Dolphins came within a few minutes each time towards me and heard my prayer for your new wealth of health and recovery. I have a photo I would like to send you of the dolphins. It is called “Breathe”………A mama and a baby spouting learning how to breathe, just as you are with your new friend.It is in hospitals as we speak and if someone sends me an address, it is a present for you and your family.We are better people because of your fight for life and happiness. Thank you for sharing and so brave. Much aloha to all of you.

  306. Kassidy Johnson said:

    Today Fiona, Grace, Genevieve and Haley (and their moms) Came over to my house today and we talked about you. How awesome you are!! I wish I couldve seen you all dressed up. its killing me how I cnt come up there and see you. I wanna see your face and see for myself how your doing. I wanna see your beautiful smile sooooooo bad!!! i love you so much MiaBella and as soon as they open the doors to your hospital room you better expect me the 1st one there!!! (; โค

  307. Miss Mia,

    You are always in my heart and on my mind! I am amazed every day at your strength and courage. Keep up the fight and remember how much love surrounds you! From your mom, dad, brother, your entire extended family, friends and even those that have never met you! You inspire so many people and I am so proud of you! I love you Miss Mia (and Dr. Brickey, Heidi and Eli too!)

  308. Michelle & Maya Royer said:

    Dear Mia,
    Each and every day, know that you are loved.

  309. Stephanie said:

    Hello to Mia, Eli, Heidi and Tom,
    I live in Colorado and I know of you from my friendship with DeDe, Missy and Grace. My daughter Mia, 6, and her sister Katie, 15, train in Soo Bahk Do with Master Gibbons. My Mia’s class of 5 and 6 year olds learned about Mia tonight and they meditated for your Mia, sending strength, love and energy on this first day of Summer. They all called out “Mia” during their ki haps. It was amazing and gave me goosebumps. At one point they were lined up in 4 lines, forming corners of a square. Opposite corners would jump into fighting stance with a Mia ki hap, then run at each other and do a flying jump kick, land, and keep running to the new corner. Then the other diagonal corners would do it…. two at a time, simultaneously, each little practitioner took their turns. As you can imagine there were some crashes, giggles, and recoveries. It was beautiful. The theme of this session has been courage and they all chatted with Master Gibbons about how much courage your Mia has, and all of you in her family. It was impressive how much love for MiaBella could be felt in the room tonight. Next week they test for the end of the session. My Mia is testing for her first blue stripe, and as she trains this week she will be sending courage and love to you all in Salt Lake City.
    We wish you all the best and send love, courage and healing energy to you. Mia, Katie, Clay and Stephanie

  310. Genevieve said:

    you have been soooooo strong. keep fighting. I have been thinking about you every day. Mia, sooooo many people love you and care about you my aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and friends of mine who have never met you call saying “hows Mia”. I can’t wait to visit you, as soon as you get moved to a different room and your parents call saying that we can visit we are racing up there no madder if were in the middle of a violin lesson or at a soccer game we will be there.

  311. Flora Dal Molin said:

    Dear Heidi and Tom
    I heard from Chris… My best wishes for MiaBella and for you all! I send you lots of good and positiv thoughts.
    I pray for you!
    Love, Flora

    (…from Switzerland/Italy. We met at Chris & Paulas’ wedding in Tret/Italy 10 years ago.)

  312. Robbie Levine said:

    I had a dream last night that we were in your kitchen, at one of your awesome parties……and, MIA was there – AS A TEENAGER! Our love and healing focus are with you and looking fwd to that day! I continue to be hopeful as I see your empty driveway every day when I get home.
    Love you..Levines

  313. Meg Kobe said:

    My Maya and Mia share the same birthday – July 1st! I will be sure to have Maya celebrate with Mia in mind – hoping for small steps of progress for all of you.

  314. Mia, my love …

    I’ve been writing this note in my head for so many days, and really there is just too much to say to you … When your parents read this to you, I hope you’ll envision me (and Grace) smiling at you.

    As I think of all that you’ve been through, I’m comforted to know that you are being safely cared for, loved and protected by so many talented physicians and nurses. And, of course, Ellie is keeping a close and loving eye on you everyday. Evidently, you and your parents are becoming quite legendary at PCMC for being so strong, graceful, tenacious and brave.

    There is a special candle, in our kitchen, that we light each morning … It’s our “Mia” candle. We’re all taking good care of “The Urchin” and your mom and dad. There are so many people around the world lighting their own candles, praying, holding you close in their hearts and sending you good, healing energy. From your Rowland Hall family, to your Soo Bahk and soccer families, to friends you know well, and those who have never met you … You are being loved and supported from near and far.

    I miss your spunky energy, your contagious giggle and your soulfulness, Mia.

    I’m holding you close everyday.

    Love. Love. Love.

  315. Judy Cassidy said:

    MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011 5:43 PM, EDT
    SKYPE – This is just a suggestion, but when MiaBella reaches the point where she is healthy enough to see her brother, if she has not already done so, since some hospitals don’t permit children to visit, perhaps SKYPE might provide that opportunity for them to see one another. Perhaps her family and friends could visit via SKYPE, when the time comes, putting her in touch with the outside world, but not in danger. I know of other families who have used this method and it worked well for them.

    Judy Cassidy
    Judy Cassidy

  316. auntie ab said:

    My Sweet Mia Bella~ I love you more than you will ever know. You really are one of the twins….which makes you a triplet!! So, I feel like you are one of my daughters.
    We miss you very much and can’t wait to see you come home. Lily, Jonah, Rosie, & Aaron and I talk about you all the time and think of all the fun things we love to do with you. Lily and Jonah are at camp for a while and will be writing you letters that you will soon be able to read.

    You are so brave Mia! So Strong! So Beautiful! You are an earthly Angel, this I am very sure of! And, just so you know, I think your mom, your dad, and your bro Eli are also Earthly Angels. But, you are the Queen Angel. Even though your dad my try and pretend to be….YOU are! He’s really just a Queen Tooth Fairy! ๐Ÿ™‚
    So, I can’t wait to put my arms around you soon.
    All the love in the world to you Dear Mia.
    Auntie ab
    & Aaron, Rosie, Jonah, & Miss Lily

  317. Angel Hayes said:

    Dearest Mia,
    Your story is an inspiration.

    While I have never met you I do know and love your Aunt Andrea and your Daddy.

    Please know you are in my thoughts and that I am sending love to you and your family and wishes for a strong recovery.

    Peace and love

  318. Fiona McGann said:

    We miss you soo much Mia!!! Keep fighting and staying strong so you can get out of that bed a.s.a.p!!!! Your so brave and a great friend, WE MISS YOU!!!!<3

  319. Mark Pendleton said:

    My warmest thoughts are with ThemBricks!

  320. Dear Heidi and Tom

    I’m so very sad to learn of the terrible ordeal you, your family and especially your beautiful little Mia goes through this time. Tears run down my cheeks and I pray for all powers for bright times to come.
    I think of you and wish you all the best.

    Love from Stine

  321. Maria Cintron said:

    Princess Mia this is your friend Maria from New York (Piccolo Angolo Restaurant) We are all praying for you and for your wonderful family!!! xoxoxo

  322. We love you Mia!!! We love you Brickeys!!! Call us for anything. Send Eli over!! Send him over again!! I will make dinner for you whenever you need it or run any errand. Just ask. Please ask. WE LOVE YOU!!! 801-631-9712

  323. Mia,

    You have been so strong, keep fighting babe!

    Amy and Ryan

  324. Laurie R. said:

    Thinking about all of THEM Bricks and hoping you have a good week.

    I love this quote and thought it was something I could share with you today-

    “Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” – Kahlil Gibran

  325. Karen Heichman said:

    Wishing you all a good week with more ups than downs. You are ever present in our hearts and minds.

    Karen, Bill, Karsten and Annika

  326. will be with you in spirit on Saturday… you guys.

  327. Seethaler Family said:

    Even after all this time
    the sun never says
    to the earth,
    “You owe me.”

    Look what happens
    with a love like that.
    It lights the whole sky.
    – Hafiz

    Love and Prayers,

  328. Howdy T.H.E.M Bricks
    Thinking of you all now, putting all our love, energy & prayer into Mia & your family. Missed seeing you on Fri., I dropped off a little bag in the waiting room at PCIC. A really nice gentleman was there & offered me a paper to scribble a quick note & also to keep a look out for one of you. Really praying it got to you.

    I apologize for not waiting to see one of you, but really wanted to get our little bag of goodies to the family. We are thinking of you often. You must hear it a million times, but please let us know if there is anything at all in the world we can do. Look forward to more updates.
    Hugs & loves
    The Campbells

  329. Corinne Anderson said:

    Sending hopeful and loving energy your way.

    All of you are never far from our minds or hearts…

    Tom, your strength as a dad is awe inspiring…we hope you’ve had a calming day.

    We love you all,
    Corinne and Rick

  330. Psalm 18:
    30 As for God, his way is perfect:
    The Lordโ€™s word is flawless;
    he shields all who take refuge in him.
    31 For who is God besides the Lord?
    And who is the Rock except our God?
    32 It is God who arms me with strength
    and keeps my way secure.
    33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
    he causes me to stand on the heights.
    34 He trains my hands for battle;
    my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
    35 You make your saving help my shield,
    and your right hand sustains me;
    your help has made me great.
    36 You provide a broad path for my feet,
    so that my ankles do not give way.

    Isaiah 40:
    28The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
    He will not grow tired or weary,
    and his understanding no one can fathom.
    29 He gives strength to the weary
    and increases the power of the weak.
    30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
    31 but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
    They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.

  331. Barbara Nix said:

    Happy Fathers Day Tom…..Hoping and praying things are looking up today. Give Mia a hug from the Nix bunch. Love you guys. Barb

  332. Coralia Oyarzun said:

    Estoy pensando en ustedes, con mucho cariรฑo ๐Ÿ™‚

  333. Rie & Jack Attridge said:

    Thinking about beautiful Mia and her beautiful family today.
    Happy Fathers Day big T. You are a true champ.
    So proud of you and Heidi you guys are all in my prayers and thoughts.

    Love Love Love

  334. bonnie martineau said:

    thinking about you all and hoping the weekend has been a good one. the brickeys are never far from my mind…

  335. Cathi Reed said:

    All I can say is “Way To Go Mia!!!” I admire you for your strength and courage through out this scary and painfull ordeal! You are an amazing young lady and I know you will live a long and happy life!

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you Brickey’s! The strength of your love will over come all!

    Happy Fathers Day Tom!


  336. Fiona McGann said:

    We all miss you so much Mia, for the past couple days its been cold, and rainy, and just terrible weather! So I think even the EARTH misses you, maybe even the UNIVERSE! Please keep fighting and staying strong so that we can all visit you and see you!
    Wishing you the fastest recovery EVER!

  337. Kristin McQuivey said:

    Dearest Cousins,

    I have returned from helping 300+ gals have a successful week camping, and have just spent the last half hour catching up on Miabella. I can’t even begin to comprehend how completely your lives have changed in the past two weeks.

    I was hoping to read that things were going a bit better, a bit easier, and am so sorry to read of the recent hurdles. But I am so INSPIRED and TOUCHED by your love, strength, faith, and fight.

    We all continue to think and pray for Mia. I told her story to all my young campers (hundreds of 12-17 year old Lindon girls). It’s amazing to think of the people all over the world who are pulling for her! And the tender mercies of having the best in the world involved in her care.

    My heart fills with love when I think of those sweet nurses and techs at PCMC that are taking such good care of her. Bless them all!

    I am going to call Aunt Janice later today and try and find out tangible ways our family can help. We would do absolutely anything.

    Keep fighting, Mia! You are obviously an incredibly strong and special spirit. Your example of love and strength is touching many, many lives. WE LOVE YOU!!!

    From our heart to yours,

    Tosh, Kristin, Mavanee, Cade, and Ty

  338. Seethaler Family said:

    Happy Fathers Day to Tommy, David and Bob
    Janice and Bob sure must have done a great job to
    raise such wonderful fathers! Here’s to the Brickey
    Dads today. You inspire us all.
    The Seethaler Family
    brian, chris, will, holden and Ten

  339. anne clark said:

    Dear Brickey Family,
    Happy Father’s Day! We continue to think of you often. Thanks for keeping us updated with all your posts, your writing is truely inspiring. We are sending our positive energy for Mia’s recovery. You are a strong, amazing, and beautiful family.

    Trevin, Anne, Gavin, and Henry Clark

  340. kami kahler said:

    Dearest Tom, Heidi, Mia and Eli,
    I believe this is a special day for not only Tom but the entire family! Tom, Happy Father’s Day a difficult one I am sure! However, you are all together and baby steps! I have thought of you all often today and I know Mia has the will to move through this chapter! You are an incredible family with so much love and I admire that in all of you!
    Thinking, praying, sending healing energy throughout everyday! Much Love
    Kami & Family

  341. Amy Wolfe said:

    Happy father’s Day to all the Brickey men and especially to you Tom. Thank you for sharing your posts and keeping us all informed . Your love and devotion to your children, Heidi and your friends is tremendous.

    Peace to all,
    The Blumental’s

  342. Rachel Morse said:

    I just know that soon enough your gonna walk straight out of that hospital with so much more strength and courage. I’m pretty sure that you wanna do that right now! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I miss you and โค you!!!

    <3, Rachie ๐Ÿ™‚

  343. Mary Lou Oland-Wong said:

    Tommy.. We just wanted to wish you a special father’s day. We know that you will continue to be a warrior for your daughter and we continue to think about all of you daily and wish you the strength to continue your incredible journey. We know that Mia will come out of this strong and even more amazing than she already is. Take the time to celebrate you and what you have created by being an awesome father to both Mia and Eli. You are both awesome parents and you deserve a huge salute. We love you guys.. Steve, Mary Lou, Natasha and Gabe

  344. Allyson Gamble said:

    We celebrate and honor you Tom as the father you are! Your love of your daughter, son and wife is felt by all. We stand in strength and love of the words and emotions you share with your larger family. Our thoughts of Mia and all of you are with us today as we celebrate the father’s in our lives. XOXO Jim, Ally and Ben Gamble

  345. Aditi aggarwala said:

    This storm will end soon

  346. Aditi aggarwala said:

    Hey Mia,

    You are in our prayers. May god bless you with strength to get through this tough & painful time.

    Lots of good wishes
    Aggarwala family

  347. Joe Profaizer said:

    Happy Fathers Day Tom………You are an amazing father. You and my daughter Heidi are so awesome. Thanks so much for this web site and the time that you take to write in the journal, especially for those of us that live far away. My prayers are with all of you. Give Mia a big kiss and lots of hugs for me…and…also Eli . Mia’s Grandad Joe Profaizer

  348. Julie G said:

    Happy Father’s Day Tommy T,
    You are a devoted and deliberate father. Mia is lucky to have you next to her during this tough time.
    We look forward to her continued improvement and eventual return home.
    As others have said, it makes us all appreciate our own “presents.”
    Love the Huntsmans (J,L,Z,V)

  349. Dee Brewer said:

    Happy Fathers Day Tom. And love to all THEMBricks. Thanks for the updates you post. Your honesty and strength are beautiful. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  350. The Novetzke's said:

    Happy Father’s Day, Tom!
    We think of you all every day. We love you…
    We always read your incredible journal entries every time a new one is added. We’ve written in the guest book before but just wanted to say thank you for keeping all of us informed, we care so much for your family.
    Love to all,
    Lisa, Drew, Maxwell and Zeke

  351. Maddie Barker said:

    Mia I know that soon you will get out of that hospital bed be out playing soccer and playing your huge trombone! You are amazing with all your courage and strength.


  352. Rachel Morse said:

    I just know that your gonna go home soon. I can feel it. By the end of August you’ll be feeling the breeze as you ride down that hill on your Madrid, Cherry Blossom long board. I can’t wait for you to come back!!!!

    โค Rachie ๐Ÿ˜‰

  353. Lori Wilson said:

    Happy Father’s Day Dr B! What a tremendous dad you’ve been through all of this! You’re truly an inspiration. Stay strong and give little Mia a big hug.

    Lori, Matt, and Haley

  354. Jan Donchess said:

    Love and Light. Prayers of strength, courage, and grace. Divine guidance for healing. Peace.

  355. Lee Cotter said:

    Dear Mia and family,
    I am thinking of you everyday as you heal. I realize this is such a long and sometimes bumpy road to recovery… (a very I close friend’s child also had a heart transplant).

    You have so many people cheering you on as each day is one day closer to going home. Please feel the power of all of the prayers and hope and light being sent your way.

    I don’t know you all personally, but hope to meet you one day post recovery. You are amazing people! Stay strong, and when you can’t… let your friends and loved ones carry you!

    Love to you,
    Lee, Mark, Andrew, Matthew and Luke Cotter

  356. Dear Tom,

    I have wanted to thank you again for your communications about Mia’s medical status, your family, and your personal reflections on this cosmic turn of events. Your writing is so open and so personal, it helps us feel more like we are with you, at your side where we wish we could be. We look for your messages every day. Thank You.

    Since Mia has been in the hospital there has been both a void and an incredible sense of connection. We miss her, yet feel that we carry her with us at all times. I am about to leave for Istanbul and was thinking about whether there is something I could bring back for her to remind her of her travels. I was running a stupid race at 5 am yesterday wondering whether paying respect to the majesty of the moon and sage-covered mountains could channel Mia some of its power.

    Our family has a heightened sense of gratitude for each moment together. Supposedly Eleanor Roosevelt said,”The past is history, the future is a mystery, and today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” Presently, I send you and your family my love. I hope this is a good day. You are a great Dad.


  357. Misty Bosley said:

    Heidi, Tom, Eli,

    Have a great day today and celebrate DAD! Also, Be sure to care for each other too! Your heath is sooooo important in the care of Mia. You are critical in her care. So get out and breathe the fresh air, eat “right”, hug, and be well.

    Mia, a big hug to you little one.

    Misty B.

  358. Catherine Rogers said:

    Mia is coming home.
    By August she will want to go to that condo to watch the sun rise and set.
    I just know it. I don’t know why I know it – but I just know it.
    I love you Mia, my chatterbox buddy.


  359. David White said:

    We are in awe of what THEM Bricks are going through…sigh…how our world can be so crazy and random.

    You are all in our thoughts & prayers as we send our positive energy your way.

    However we can help…whenever we can be there please let us know.

    DIME (David, Isabelle, Maxwell, Eliana) White

  360. hilary Wolfe said:

    Happy Fathers day. Heidi and Tom, you both are amazing parents and you should be proud of yourselves. My family sends our love and we pray for Mia at dinner every night.
    Take care of yourselves so you can take care of others….
    Love you guys and sending you good energy,
    Love Hilary

  361. grandeeds (Grace's grandma) said:

    Tonight, awaiting the new news, I scrolled through MIa’s photos on the site. One of my favorites is the shot of Mia
    with the trombone. Of course, it’s about as tall as she stands on tippy toes.
    With the courage that Mia concurred the musical instrument, she has transposed to her handling her medical challenges. My candle is still burning MIa, and my angels that I called in are hovering, I have taken them everywhere in my travels, while I pray for you and think of you every day.

  362. Peter Muller said:

    Mia Eli Heidi Tom
    If you are awake in the wee hours of Sunday, 6/19, let it be the start of a great Dad’s Day and another great day for all Bricks.
    I will be up very early to begin the day, to think of you, to
    marvel at your prevailing, to send you endlesslove.



  363. Sarah Flick said:

    I know you’ll be up in the middle of the night reading this, Tom, so. . . Happy Father’s Day. I hope it is a good day for each of you.

    We are sending hugs to you, Heidi, Mia and Eli. You are frequently in our thoughts, and we hold you all constantly close in our hearts.

  364. Just sending all the LOVE we can!!! and Please know you are All in our Prayers everyday……..Thank you for sharing your Family Journal, it means so much for all of us, reminding us of the things and people to be grateful for in our lives, every moment….. Sending God’s Love to each of your hearts for Peace, Now, and for every moment!!!!!
    โค Always,
    Cris and Family ; )

  365. Jan Daughhetee said:

    Have really enjoyed reading about Mia and her many, many loving friends and family members. I’m a friend of Dayna Sanna in Boise, ID. Just wanted to let you know I am praying for Mia each and every day. Dayne sent the prayer request to all our Bible study ladies and we’ve passed the word to others, so lots of people are praying for her, for a complete, speedy recovery. Will look forward to reading more of your posts.

  366. Muffy Ferro said:

    of course you are not okay — it is unfair, and completely at odds with our view of how the world should work that dear sweet Mia would be stricken with such a serious heart condition. I’ve often found myself, as i’ve thought about it over the past weeks, in the untenable and futile position of simply wishing that it hadn’t happened. But it did, my rational mind tells me — it did. And then I think of the fact that you brought her to the hospital — one of the best hospitals in the world — in time. And I am grateful for that, and for the fact that she is a fighter, and that she was born into a family with such deep reserves of strength and love because I know that is helping her. We admire and love you all so much.

  367. JaKaReKa Kohnen said:

    Dear Mia,
    … the candle still burns (now in Holzkirchen again) – sending love and strength to you and your family! Stay strong!

    Dear Heid, Elii & Tom,
    … sending just a big hug – speechless, but with lots of love and energy!


  368. Mary Jo Marker said:

    Dear Mia, Tom, and Heidi,

    You all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Mary Jo

  369. Thinking of you Miabella and sending you positive energy. Your awesome strength will help you through this tough time!
    Bill Shann

  370. Jazmin Olsen said:

    You are loved so much, Mia! Your strength and courage has alwaysbeen admired by our family.  We are so blessed to have you in our lives.Sending you all of our love!Jazmin, Jason, Sage, and Everett
    Jazmin Olsen

  371. Mia and Family,We are pulling for you! We love your family and know how strong you are. You are in our prayers.Love,Brent and Jodie Ward
    Jodie Ward

  372. Stephen Bennhoff said:

    Hi Mia,We miss you and pray for your speedy recovery. The jazz band is desperate for your trombone skills, and the hallways are simply not as bright without you.We send all of our love to you and your brother and your mom and dad. Tom and Heidi: you are in our prayers.Love, Stephen, Aymi, and Bryce Bennhoff
    Stephen Bennhoff

  373. Julie Checkoway said:

    We are here for you in any way possible. Right now, it’s in having our hearts go out to Mia’s heart and to yours.  But we’re available to help in all ways. With love and support and hope and prayers from the Checkoway-Thomsens.
    Julie Checkoway

  374. Holly Perrin said:

    We send all of our positive thoughts, prayers and love to you and your family.  You’re strong and brave and so beautiful inside and out!xoxoThe Perrin family
    Holly Perrin

  375.     Hey Brickey family! Its Zoe Brusa. I am so sorry to hear about Mia. But I know she’s a strong girl and will be just fine. Please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless. 
    Zoe Brusa

  376. All of us at school are sending our thoughts to you! How great to be by such a good hospital!
    Liz Stone

  377. Peggy, Bob and Libby Hunt said:

    Mia, Tom and Heidi,
    All of our best thoughts and wishes are with you at this time.  Please let us know if we can help you in anyway.  We love you!  Peg, Bob and Lib
    Peggy, Bob and Libby Hunt

  378. WINNY MUGWEH said:

    Hi Princess,
    I know you are in there fighting hard.  If anybody can overcome this little upset, I know it is you.  Can’t wait to see your beautiful smile and your gutsy spirit.  Hang in there, we are all rooting for you!  Our prayers, love and well wishes to you and the family especially: Tom, Heidi & Eli.
    Olyvia, Johnny, Teddy & Winny                                             Mugweh    

  379. kami kahler said:

    Dear Sweet Mia you have so much strength..know is the time to really use it!! We need that bit of sassyness back ASAP!!  We love you so get better soon!!Tom, Heidi and Eli,You know we are always here for you!  So many people are sending their love, light and prayers for a speedy and well recovery!  We love you all so very much!!  From our hearts to Mia’s and to yours!LOVE, LIGHT, AND MUCH LOVE TO YOU ALL!!Kami, Geoff, Davey and Alex
    kami kahler

  380. Becca Peters said:

    Sweet Mia, Heidi, Tom and Eli,

    We love you guys. We are holding you each tightly in our hearts as you move through this. We are here if you need anything. 


    Becca, Micah and Stella Peters
    Becca Peters

  381. Jenn Gibbons said:

    Miss Brickey!
    Region 8 is looking out for you.  We are very concerned about our new Dan member and senior of the Quad Squad!   Please know we are focusing all our energy  towards your good health. Can you hear our Ki-haps? Although Soo Bahk Do is a defensive Art it is time to FIGHT MIA!! 
    We love you!

    Jenn Gibbons

  382. Ashley Fletcher said:

    Dear Tom, Heidi, and Eli
    My heart goes out to you. I will keep you all in my prayers!
    Ashley Fletcher
    Ashley Fletcher

  383. Alan Sparrow said:

    Mia,I was so sorry to hear you were in the hospital.  My positive thoughts and prayers go out to you and we look forward to having your smiling face and enthusiasm about school, sports, music, and everything back at school.  Get well soon.Alan Sparrow
    Alan Sparrow

  384. Jackelin, JJ, Lilly and Eva Slack said:

    Tom and Heidi, JJ and I are so sad to hear your little Mia is sick. You are all in our thoughts and hearts. We are cheering her on and wishing her back on her skateboard soon, being the cute vivacious little girl that she is. All our best.

    Jackelin, JJ, Lilly and Eva Slack

  385. Mary Jo Marker said:

    Dear Mia, This is your advisory talking to you.  We are sorry that you don’t feel well.  We hope you get better soon. We miss you.  We love you.  We care about you.  We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.  We don’t mean to ramble but when you have fifteen people collectively writing this message, it can be a challenge.  xoxoxMrs. Marker’s Advisory
    Mary Jo Marker

  386. Donna Booher said:

    Hello, wonderful woman! Wow, what a thing to have happen. It is hard to know what to say, so I will say, Mia – I think you are awesome and you make the world a better place just by being in it. I care about you and am holding the space for you to heal. Helen Keller said that although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. You are in my thoughts.
    Donna Booher

  387. Sarita Valenti said:

    My little MiaBella.  I am so sorry you are going through this.  And I wish so much that I could be there to give you a big squeeze (and squeeze your parents and Eli as well because I’m sure they need it too).  I am thinking about you and throwing all my positive energy south, so it will make it to you from Idaho.  You have strength like very few I have encountered before and I know that you are using all that up right now to heal.  You keep fighting and getting better, my sweets.  I know you can do this.  I love love love you!  And I can’t wait to give you that squeeze soon! xoxoxoxoxo!
    Sarita Valenti

  388. Bret Jackson said:

    Hello Mia, Bright sunny MiaMusical MiaSweet and kind MiaStrong MiaI love you kiddo – get better quicklyMr. Jackson
    Bret Jackson

  389. madison dacklin said:

    Hi Mia,I’m so sorry you don’t feel well. You are in all my thoughts and prayers. I really really really miss you. Your such a good friend and fun to be around. I wish you were at school today because I love being around you. I really hope you get better soon. XOXO Madie!!!!!!!!!!!!
    madison dacklin

  390. Melinda Cypert said:

    Mia,  Strong, Beautiful, and Powerful girl.  You are healing quickly and powerfully.  You are an amazing girl who can do this.   You have hundreds of us sending you love and healing energy. You will be home very soon.  I love you so so much!  Shanti says “I hope you feel better..I hope you feel better and call me soon” ! His exact words.  All our Love,  MiMi and Shanti   
    Tom, Heidi and , Eli,    We love you.  Stay strong.  I know you are. This too shall pass.  Mia will be home, happy and healthy very soon.  I know this in my heart!  Love, MiMi

    Melinda Cypert

  391. Laura Phillips said:

    Dear MiaBellaSending lots of positive thoughts and prayers to you and the rest of thembricks! I know that the resilience, love, and strength that is a part of you and your family will help you through this. Lots of hugs and happy thoughts!
    Laura Phillips

  392. Ellen Donovan said:

    Dear Mia, (and Eli, Heidi and Tom),

    We are so sorry to hear that you have been sick. We are truly shocked to hear everything that has happened. I feel that we were just playing with you on the soccer field with Gizmo the other day!  Be strong, we are thinking of you and we hope for a speedy recovery. Please let us know if you every need anything, we would be happy to have Eli come and play with Jules. Seriously whatever, you name it!!!

    We send our love,

    Ellen, Grant, Hannah, and Jules.
    Ellen Donovan

  393. Chris Seethaler said:

    THEM BricksPositive thought and prayers heading your way!  Stay strong, fight hard, you are a one tough gal and you can beat this. Hope you get better soon.We love you crazy folks!xoxoChris, Brian,Will, Holden,Tennyson Seethaler
    Chris Seethaler

  394. Leila Armknecht said:

    Dear MiaBella,
    We were so sad today to hear about you getting sick and being in the hospital.  Our positive thoughts and energy are being sent to you, your sweet family and especially to your beating heart.  I had open heart surgery when I was seven and you will be amazed at how strong and resilient your heart will prove to be during this time.  All the Armknechts will be awaiting your positive recovery updates!
    Carl, Leila, Charlotte, Rustin and Alex
    Leila Armknecht

  395. I’m sending prayers and love to this most precious girl. When I think of Mia, I think of positive energy and grit. I hope that grit will help her fight her infection.All my love to Mia Bella, such a sweet and wonderful girl.Becky Hall
    Becky Hall

  396. Kate Pedersen said:

    Hi Mia,
    I hope you get better soon. We miss you a lot. You are such a great friend.  I just wanted you to know that I am praying for you and your family every day. I hope to see your smiling face soon. Stay strong.

    I MISS YOU!!!!!!!!!
    -Kate P.

    Kate Pedersen

  397. Kelly Cockrell said:

    Stay strong Mia, and know that the Rowland Hall community is sending you so much light.  Can’t wait to see you back in the computer lab!Ms. Cockrell
    Kelly Cockrell

  398. Paislee Hicken said:

    We are sending you love and light. You are an amazing child. Please let us know if we can do anything at all for your family. Tom and Heid, you are inspiring parents. We love your fam.

    Love, Paislee, Drew and Bella Hicken and Jaada and Noah Peterson

    Paislee Hicken

  399. Stephanie Orfanakis said:

    Tom, Heidi, Mia, and Eli,We are thinking about you so much right now. We are praying that your strength and the strength of those around you will get you through this with flying colors.  Sending lots of love and hugs to all of you.Mike, Stephanie, Emilie, and Nick Orfanakis
    Stephanie Orfanakis

  400. deanna brinkman said:

    HI there, Mia. This is Grace’s grandma, Deeds.
    Everyday in every way my thoughts are with you and your recovery.
    I always feel there are lot’s of angels around us all.
    I am sending you all of my angels now to watch over you.
    Thankfully, I have lot’s of photos of you from Soo Bahk Do that I look at each day. There are the cutest ones of you, Grace, Olivia  with Brian
    and the girls trying out for their black belt. I have asked all my friends in
    Aspen to pray for you everyday.
    This evening, we have a gorgeous sunset, and I am sitting outside
    watching the “God Rays’ burst through the magenta clouds. 
    In my heart, these are all coming your way. They are for your Mommy,
    brother, Mom and Dad.
    With all the courage that you use to succeed in all that you do you and all the love people have for you, you can pull through this situation.
    Have your mommy kiss one for Granddeeds.
    Blessing coming your way, everyday…
    deanna brinkman

  401. Jami Shaver said:

    Hey Bricks- so sorry to hear about what Mia and you all are going through. Remember what strong stuff those Bricks are made of and with prayers and good energy you will get through this.  Tommy, I sent you a msg. on FB.  If you guys need anything from this end at all, please know we’re here for you.  Love you guys much!

    Jami, Jeff, Jackson and Kennedy Shaver
    Jami Shaver

  402. Melissa Orford said:

    Dear Brickey Family,
    Our thoughts are with you. Mia is a strong young lady who will fight hard to get through this tough time. Be strong.
    Thinking of you,
    Melissa, James, Matt and Charlotte Orford

    Melissa Orford

  403. Peggy, Bob and Libby Hunt said:

    Im thinking of you. You are strong and i know you can fight through this. You’re a great friend and I really hope you get better soon. You mean a lot to me Mia. I love you. Be strong!
    Libby/ libbilishoush <3.
    P.S You’re a really great friend and I love you.
    Peggy, Bob and Libby Hunt

  404. Kathy Gundersen said:

    MiaBella, Eli, Heidi and Tom:You are an amazing family and you will get through this. MiaBella is sweet and TOUGH … she lights up a room when she walks in. And she lights up all of our lives.Thinking of you and sending my love and prayers. I know you’re in good hands and in so many hearts …Kathy
    Kathy Gundersen

  405. mary lawlor said:

    My sweet, sassy, strong Mia. You better dig in your heels and get ready to fight. Your heart is too strong for some virus thing.  When it chose you, it chose the wrong girl and the wrong family. Break that board, blow that big ol’ trombone, kick that ball, nail that test, and come back to each of us as only you can.I love you, Miabella!Mary Lawlor
    mary lawlor

  406. Amy Carpenter said:

    Mia B,

    What sunshine you are!   We love you so much and you mean more to us that you will ever understand!  Keep your mighty strength and keep fighting! 

    Much Love,  xoxoxo
    Ryan and Amy
    Amy Carpenter

  407. Abbiepatrickmelissaeoghaneliyotdavy knibbe said:

    Mia, I rarely see you, even in So Bahk Do we are rarely in the same classes. We are not in the same school, we can’t just “hang out”. Despite this, our two families are so intertwined that it doesn’t matter, and I know you. As I write this, I cry, but not because I am scared about what will happen to you in the future, but because of what you have been through. You are so brave, always have been, you have been knocked down, but I’ve seen you fight and I know you will get back up.
    I love you so much.
    P.S. Elliyot says, “MIA, I LOVE YOU!!
    Abbiepatrickmelissaeoghaneliyotdavy knibbe

  408. Krista Arthur said:


    Miss Mia,
    We know your strength, we know your courage and we know how brave you are. As Emerson said, “every wall is a door†and we can’t wait for you to not only open that door but to bust it down! Zach reminded me today that we were there when you took your first steps 11 years ago, now it’s time for some more! We are sending all our love to you and your family (your mom, dad and Mr. Eli)….kisses to all, we love you!
    Krista (AKA – Kissa) and Zach (AKA – Z Money)
    Krista Arthur

  409. Julie Wyckoff said:

    Dearest Mia and family,I only met you for a brief time during the Black Belt test, but I so enjoyedyou and your family around the fire at Grace and Missy’s.Know I am caring your heart in mine, and you and your family on the breath and wind of my thoughts and prayers.with all my love,Julie Wyckoff

    Julie Wyckoff

  410. April Nielsen said:

    Mia, Tom, Heidi, & Eli,
    Sending positive thoughts, hope, hugs, and healing energy to you all.
    Peace and Love,
    April Nielsen

    April Nielsen

  411. Sarah Blomgren said:

    Dear Sweet, Beautiful Mia,You and your incredible family are in my thoughts and in my heart.I send you all so much love.Sarah Blomgren
    Sarah Blomgren

  412. Heidi Reynaud said:

    We LOVE you MiaBella…We are sending you a constant stream of positive energy and love. Stay strong. Heidi, Tom and Eli you are amazing. Sending you love and hugs…Heidi Marianne Kass and Kort
    Heidi Reynaud

  413. Heidi Reynaud said:

    We LOVE you MiaBella!! We are sending you a constant stream of positive energy and love. Stay strong sweet girl. Tom, Heidi and Eli you are amazing…we love you so. Heidi, Marianne, Kass and Kort
    Heidi Reynaud

  414. Thomas Weed said:

    Dear Mia, We love you and are sending our happiest, best, most positive energy for your wonderful recovery.  You are great!  We are praying for you and your family and for your happiness and perfect health.  May your recovery be rapid and complete.  With love, Natalie, Jet, and Tom Weed
    Thomas Weed

  415. doug booher said:

    Mia,Bless you for the smiles and laughter and love and light and life you have brought to our community.  May you have them returned to you now a hundred fold in healing energy.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.Be strong.  Be well.-doug booher
    doug booher

  416. Shelly Millgate said:

    Dear THEM Brickey’s,We are friends of Ryan and Amy and have been getting updates about little Mia from them.  But we wanted to take a minute to let you know that our thoughts and prayers have been with you since we first heard the news, and we will continue sending them your way until all is perfectly well again.We send our love to all of you and we will be sure to hold our sweet little Ian tight and give him extra love and kisses today.Love, Mike, Shelly and Ian Millgate
    Shelly Millgate

  417. Stephen Bennhoff said:

    Hi Mia, Tom, Heidi and Eli,I just read Tom’s note, and was struck by Heidi’s use of the term “baby steps.” Allow me to explain. In the summer of 1997 I was a senior mountain guide in WA state. During the third week of July, my staff noticed I was feeling out of sorts, kind of moody, and just not myself. I had given them the afternoon off and volunteered to take care of the kids and they went into a little town nearby our basecamp and returned with a healing stone. They said they couldn’t quite put it together, but that something was off in me and they wanted me to know they were thinking of me. It was a sweet gesture, and a few days later sitting atop Mt. Rainier after a tough climb in bad weather that cleared into a gorgeous morning, I took 15 minutes or so to draw a picture with some colored pencils I’d brought along. I began to feel a bit better and the down climb was uneventful.Flash forward six weeks later, and I returned to OH for a week’s visit with my mom and dad before returning to a teaching job in VT for the September term. Within minutes of walking into the house, my mom told me that, during my summer of guiding out west, she had been diagnosed with uterine and ovarian cancer, had surgery, radiation, and was undergoing chemo for the coming 6 months. They had chosen not to tell me as there was nothing I could have done from such a remote location, but only worry. The date of her diagnosis and surgery and commencement of her radiation therapy?….the third week of July. After a heartfelt conversation, my mom excused herself and went to take a nap, the early effects of chemo making her feel tired and nauseous. When my mom woke up later that day, I went to her bedside. I held in my hand the healing stone and the picture I had drawn from atop Mt. Rainier. I explained to her the timing of when I had been given the stone, and the following climb of Mt. Rainier. I explained to my mom, that anyone set on climbing a really high peak, must rely on taking “baby steps,” no more, no less. I remember showing her how slow we walked in the thin air above 14K feet…slow, steady, and intentional “baby steps” that would eventually get me above 20K in Bolivia several years later. I remember holding my mom’s hand, as this once vibrant woman sat under the spell of chemicals that we knew would help her, but that were hard on her body at the time. I remember saying to just take “baby steps” and that she would summit her own mountains in time.Mia, and your entire family are on your own climb right now, and the weather is tough, and the going slow. I can’t imagine the emotions that are rushing within you all. But I do know that Mia is a rock star, and has the guts, strength, and courage to take those “baby steps” as she makes her way towards her own summit. Similarly, you and Heidi and Eli are taking your own “baby steps” as you work to support Mia and each other through this foreign, scary world. The time is 9:15 a.m. right now. I’m on my way up to the nurse’s station. You’ll find in a small envelope four smooth stones. They carry love, spirit, hope, and peace. They are the same kind of healing stones I was given 14 years ago by my friends that summer. Know that all of our love and support are with you today, and in the weeks, months, and years to come.Love,Stephen
    Stephen Bennhoff

  418. patrick bogdanich said:

    As I begin this day my burdens seem light and my blessings many, and know that you are one of these. My thoughts all lead back to you, as this is how we heal together. Thank you for all that are, bright and lovely and strong. Few things make me smile as readily as seeing you, seeing you bee-line over to Eliyot and drop right down to his level and light him up with that smile. Seeing you at Soo Bahk train with such intention, making your dad light up. My thoughts are heavy with him, too. He does so many things so well, seeing his people in harms way is not one of them (that’s why we’re lucky to be his people). I take some comfort in knowing he has your mom to keep his feet on the planet. Thank you for this opportunity to revisit and refresh what we truly cherish in this life. I am so grateful for you, be well, little Braveheart.
    patrick bogdanich

  419. Jet Tulloch said:

    To THEM Brickeys: I want you to know I spend my meditation time everyday visualizing Mia’s beautiful smile as she runs over the grass after the soccer ball with such grace ,energy and so full of life as I have seen her so many times .  In the last few days I  have spent  multiple times daily sending Mia all the love in my heart in a rainbow stream of energy.Then I go find Natalie and give her a big hug and kiss and tell her how much I love her. Wishing you the best, Jet
    Jet Tulloch

  420. Laura O'Neal said:

    Mia is a strong, strong girl- with great determination- and she is sooo loved by many.  We are here for you…to support, pray, and send so much positive healing energy your way.  You are an amazing family, and some of the most courageous people I know.  We love you all- stay strong.  

    With much love,

    The O’Neals
    Laura O’Neal

  421. Melissa Christensen said:

    Oh Miss Bella, you are so dear to me.  I love you.
    Melissa Christensen

  422. Jennifer Cameron-Kelsey said:

    Heidi and family – Our thoughts and prayers are with you. It is obivious from the posts, photos, etc. that Mia is an exceptional child and is loved by many.  Please know that if there is anything that I can do for you you need only ask. Make sure to take care of yourselves as well.  Mia needs you and her dad to be healthy and strong.  Jen
    Jennifer Cameron-Kelsey

  423. Kendall Burwell said:

    Dear Mia, We have all seen, first hand, your tremendous strength, grace, and courage through Soo Bahk Do.  You are a shining light and a role model — especially when you smash through full boards with the greatest of ease and elegance!  We’re sending you all our love and positive energy.  You are an incredible person, surrounded by an amazing family.  Much love,Kendall, Stead, Sayre & Quinn Burwell
    Kendall Burwell

  424. april burningham said:

    My Prayer For YouToday I lifted up your nameBefore the Lord in prayer.I asked Him to supply your needs,and keep you in His care.I pled with Him to make you well, And take away your pain;To chase away your sorrows, and the sunshine chases rain.Because I know He holds you inthe hollow of His hand,I prayed that you would know His peace,and have the strength to stand.If you should be discouraged,and feel moored in deep despair,please know I dearly love you,and remember you in prayer.(Author Betty Jo Mings)You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.  Branden, April, Madeleine, Ian and Emma Burningham

    april burningham

  425. Erica Jensen said:

    Your family is one of the best I know.  You are all so strong & I want you to know that I keep you in my thoughts & pray for you, Miss Mia as well Dr. B, Heidi, & Eli. Stay strong Mia!
    We love you all so so much.
    Erica, Sierra, Ethan, & Anavey
    Erica Jensen

  426. Allison Leishman said:

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          When I think about you all of these words come to mind; Strong, Beautiful, Kind, Powerful, Loving, Funny, Adorable, True Friend, Graceful, Athletic, Sweet Sister, Wonderful Daughter…….Wow, you are one little amazing girl!    

           We love you so much and we will be here every step of the way on your road to full recovery!

           Love, Alli, Mike, Maddie & Kadee

    P.S.  To my dear friends Uncle Tom & Heidi, remember how much we love you!!!  We are here for you no matter the time of the day or what you need.
    Allison Leishman

  427. Molly Lewis said:

    Hello Mia – We’re missing you here in the 6th grade. The halls don’t seem quite as sunny without you. Hang tough you amazing person. My thoughts and best, best wishes are with you.


    Ms. Lewis
    Molly Lewis

  428. Tommy Auger said:

    Mia – We are so sadden to hear that you aren’t feeling well and are in the hospital.  We are harnessing all of our positive energy, thoughts, emotions, smiles and prayers to our Heavenly Father that you will get better so soon.  You are such a precious young lady and full of life and am excited to see you up and about in hopefully a very short period of time.  You have such wonderful parents (Tom and Hiedi) who love and appreciate you so much.  You have such a zest for life and the cutest smile.  You are so talented and we are grateful to call you a friend.  With much love, Melissa, Tommy, Kylie and Katelin Auger. 
    PS – Tom – thanks for the beautiful update and we are so sorry that you/Hiedi/kids have to go through this.  We have great faith and hope that God is aware of Mia at this time.  Please let us know if we can do anything for you/Hiedi or your kids.        
    Tommy Auger

  429. Libby Ellis said:

    Dearest Mia,Ellis, Stuart and I have you in our hearts and send healing energy your way.  You are a favorite of Ellis’ in the jazz band – he misses you.  You are a sweet favorite of mine – your brilliant smile and spunk make me smile everytime I see you in the hallways at school.With so much love and support, we look forward to seeing up and ready to tackle the world soon.With much love and care,Libby, Ellis and Stuart
    Libby Ellis

  430. Margaret Rose said:

    Hi Mia,Know that I am sending my very best energy and positive wishes and prayers to you and your family. Your bright spirit, energetic body, and tuff girl attitude will pay off for you now. Focus every ounce of energy you have on your healing. Direct all energies there. Don’t worry about anyone or anything else. You can get through this. Hugs,Margaret
    Margaret Rose

  431. Alice Kimball said:

    Mia, Tom, Heidi and Eli….love love love love love and good thoughts to you all!-Jim and ALice and the girls
    Alice Kimball

  432. Jayne Barnett said:

    Mia,On behalf of the Barnett family I want you to know we are sending you all our love and prayers!  We all love you and cannot wait to see your beautiful face smiling and laughing again!  To the rest of the Brickey family please know that are thoughts and prayers are with you too!  Hang in there…Love,The Barnett Family
    Jayne Barnett

  433. tacy & bob pettibone said:

    Mia, you are an amazing, strong young lady with an awesome family. We are sending you lots of good thoughts, love and prayers to smooth out the bumps in the road to recovery. You hang in there Cutie!! 
    Heidi & Tom: Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier. You have always been wonderful parents and Mia is so lucky to have you. We are sending our love to your whole family!
    tacy & bob pettibone

  434. Sarah Trela-Hoskins said:

    Hi! I’m so glad your feeling better! I’m keeping you in my heart and prayers everyday minute of the day. I miss being around your fun loving spirit, and you compassion and dedication to everything. Can’t wait to see you!
    P.S I miss YOU! not just your personality:)
    Sarah Trela-Hoskins

  435. Madison Barker said:

    Mia we were all in shock when we heard you were sick. “Mia, I don’t think I’ve ever seen Mia not smiling” Cissa said. It’s just hard to imagine that bright happy Mia is sick. We hope you give better and send good vibes or as Ms. Lawlor would say good Ju Ju to Mia and her family especially Her Parents and Eli. Please get better soon!! Oh, and your dad probably ate the cookie Fiona left for you.Fiona M. Cissa S.  Maddie B.  
    Madison Barker

  436. Suzanne Allen said:

    Dear Dr. Brickey, Heidi, MiaBella and Eli,
    Since we received news of Mia’s condition from Erica, our daughter, you have been on our minds non-stop. Reading the journal was wonderful to see the support for your entire family from so many people; you are truly loved. Memories flooded back to the feeling of calm knowing your child is in the best hands, that the caretakers honestly care about your family and do their jobs with skill and compassion. She will be blessed by the great doctors and nurses and their care and knowledge.
    We know it is possible to go without sleep for days as you sit at your child’s bedside. There is no love stronger than that of a parent to a child, and there is no pain worse than watching that child suffer. As parents we want to take the pain away and would trade in a minute.
    Erica loves you all so much and is so heartbroken to see you go through this trial. Mia is strong and her young body is her advantage. We ask for God’s healing on her behalf in our prayers and for strength for you, too, as you are giving your all for her as she recovers.
    With prayers and compassion,
    Paul and Suzanne Allen
    Suzanne Allen

  437. Muffy Ferro said:

    Dear Mia, and Tom, Heidi and Eli,
    We have been thinking of you every minute in the days since we heard about Mia’s sudden and serious illness — thank you so much Tom, for taking the time to update everyone on this website because we are all so anxious and eager to know of any news. When we saw Mia at the hospital on Monday she looked beautiful and perfect, and we have every expectation that she will indeed be herself again — her lovely, intelligent, caring, thoughtful and happy self — and we hope that in the meantime you will let us know if there is ANYTHING we can do to help you or your family. We love you and admire you all, so much. Hang in there Mia — hang in there Tom and Heidi — if love has anything to do with it you will all be fine!  
    Muffy Ferro

  438. To dearest Tom and Heidi,
    I have just heard about Mia. What can I possibly say? I love you both and hope with all my heart that Mia continues on her path to recovery. I know you have tons of support but I am here too and Curt and Ivan, if you need anything, anything at all we are here to help.  Will not stop thinking, hoping and praying for beautiful Mia xxxxxx ali
    Ali Allen

  439. Hi Mia Bella,
    Wow, what a beautiful name for such a strong and beautiful girl. Mia you don’t know us very well but the James Gang certainly knows you. Your Aunt Andrea and your Mom are my friend, your Dad fixes our teeth. Whenever we are around those 3 we hear all about you and your brother and what an amazing and strong girl you are. You also used to dance with my girls, Talus and McCall. They remember you very well…..because you were so good and such a beautiful dancer. 
    When your parents talk about you they talk with such love and joy in their hearts. Mia, while you muster up all of your strength we are gathering ours and sending it to you. From a distance we have loved you and for now we will think about you every minute while you are getting well. 
    Love, Jill and the rest of the James Gang

    Jill James

  440. Lee Thomsen said:

    Mia, Tom, Heidi, and Eli,I am so sorry to hear Mia is sick.  Our whole family sends its love to you at this time.  Tom, I know how much you adore your girl.  I turned and looked at your smiling face after she played her trombone solo at the last MS band concert.  Radiance and joy.All in the Rowland Hall world are sending their positive energy to you.
    Lee Thomsen

  441. Deanna and Dann Byck said:

    you are sunshine, light, joy and love. continue to shine bright and be the strong incredibly wonderful being that you are and your determination will bring you through this.  

    All the Bycks (Jackson’s mom and Dad and brother Max) are sending MUCH LOVE and  PRAYERS. 

    Deanna, Dann, Max and Jackson
    Deanna and Dann Byck

  442. The Louchheim Family said:

    To the Brickey Family:

    All of our powers of positive thinking are heading your way. We are thinking of you constantly and always with good vibes for a speedy and full recovery. If we can do anything at all, playdate for Eli, etc. just say the word.

    Much love,
    David, Akemi, Carter and Arden Louchheim
    The Louchheim Family

  443. Hey Brickey Family-I can’t imagine what you are going through right now, but know that you are all loved!  I have been checking in with the gang at the office and getting updates, but this is a great way to keep in touch!Please know that all of us at PDA are sending you all our best thoughts, wishes and prayers.  Mia is on multiple prayer chains with our family to yours.Mia, you are an amazing young woman and have such a tremendous family and friends who loves you!  Love and faith are great medicine and I know you are getting the best care possible, so keep fighting!Tom, Heidi, not a day goes by that I don’t think of you and your family, and you know to call if you need anything.  I’m only a hop skip and jump away.I’ll keep checking in here.  Thank you so much for setting this up!Love to you allChris
    Chris Uhen

  444. Eliana Staten said:

    Hello MiaBella,
    My name is Eliana Staten and my son Eliott is also in 6th grade at RHSM. Eliott is also in the school band, he plays the trumpet.  I just got the school e-mail about MiaBella’s health on my cell phone.  I wish you the best recovery MiaBella!  Our thoughts are with you.
     I work at Primary Children’s Medical Center on the 3rd floor (Medical Unit) as a Patient Care Tech. Right now I’m on my lunch in the hospital. Here in the hospital we really take well care of our patients because we love our jobs. We have GREAT doctors!
    Mia you have great parents and friends! We wish you a soon recovery,
    We send our love to you all,
    The Staten Family
    Eliana Staten

  445. christian waters said:

    Hi Mia, Tom, Heidi and Eli, If there is one word I can use to describe Mia in my math class this year, it is determined. She is sweet but feisty, supportive and accountable and full of boundless energy and it is a testament to the warm family atmosphere you guys must foster. We miss our little dynamo and we all send our love and thoughts your way. You guys are awesome.
    christian waters

  446. Paige, Cam & Rory Beals said:

    I have just heard this news and am very very sorry to hear you are sick.   Cam, Rory and I send all our love and prayers.   We want to see your smiling face back in the neighborhood very soon.  

    Lots and lots of love and good wishes,

    Paige, Cam & Rory Beals

  447. LaRisse Skene said:

    Tom and Heidi-
    I’m in shock.  I’m so sorry that you have to endure this as parents.  It’s just not fair.  I know Mia is a tough little girl just like you and she will come out on top.  Your love for her is evident and I can only pray to have a daughter like her some day.  I will be thinking of you and praying for Mia often.  Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help lighten your load.   
    Hugs for Mia,
    LaRisse Skene

  448. Kathy Moore said:

    Dear MiaMy daughters Ally (9th) and Katie (2nd) attend Rowland Hall and we all go to First Pres with your wonderful grandparents, Bob and Janice!We were so shocked to hear that you were ill yesterday.  Today I have been reading the lovely tributes and it is clear that you Mia, are so well loved! All of these people pulling and praying for you, I just know you will be back in the fall running around the middle school with all your friends.Know that my family’s prayers are and will be with you for your speedy recovery. We pray for courage, hope, patience and strength for your parents, grandparents and for wisdom and encouragement for your medical team. We know that you are not only in great hands at Primary Children’s but also in God’s hands.God Bless you Mia and your family, Kathy, Mike, Ally and Katie Moore
    Kathy Moore

  449. Lynette & Cissa Seebohm said:

    Big armloads of good Karma are being directed your way nestled along with our daily activities.  We think of you often and send you an your family wishes of healing and comfort along this arduous journey.
    Lynette & Cissa Seebohm

  450. Hi Mia (and Tom and Heidi too)- I wanted you to know that people that haven’t even met you are praying very hard for your full recovery.  I have only met your mom and dad once (at a PDA event) and instantly liked them.  I can tell from your photos that you have a very strong and loving spirit.  Use all your energy now to heal and recover and remember that you have a strong contingency praying for you (you are on my Cheney, WA church prayer chain).  Blessings to you all as you continue down the road of healing.Patti SooyPDA Head Coach
    Patti Sooy

  451. Susan Arsht said:

    Hi Mia and Family,
    Warm wishes, good karma and lots of positive energy for a full recovery from another Rowland Hall family.
    The Arshts – Roger, Sue, Andrew and Ethan
    Susan Arsht

  452. Beth Levine said:


    You have always been the sweetest, most beautiful little girl – not to mention so strong – and we want you to know that we are sending all our love and our most positive thoughts and prayers your way! The love of your wonderful family alone would probably be enough to give you your strength back, but you have the love of an entire community giving you strength as well! Get well soon, sweet Mia!

    Much love,
    Beth & Molly & all the Levines

    Beth Levine

  453. Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen said:

    My children are at the beginning school.  I am sending all of my energy to your daughter.  She will get better!  As requested, I am hugging my kids extra tight tonight.
    Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen

  454. leslie tate said:

    Tom and Heidi,My head is spinning….what a parent’s worst nightmare! I have a vivid image of Mia belting it out on the trombone quite robustly, not long ago….and very embarrassed by Tom who was cheering incessantly! It sounds like you are in very good hands at Primary’s, and that there are some positive signs regarding Mia’s prognosis. We are sending you our love and thinking of you all…..please let us know if we can help with Eli or any other way.Love, Leslie, Mike, Marguerite and Charlie
    leslie tate

  455. Josh Kanter said:

    Dear Brickeys…Like all of those who know you, you have been on our minds and in our hearts since we first heard news of this tragedy last night. Quite frankly, scared and heartbroken are the only words that come close to describing our emotions but we have great faith that Mia’s strength and the care of her doctors will guide her to a safe recovery.Needless to say, whatever we can do, we are here – just call.With love,The Kanters
    Josh Kanter

  456. Mia,

    Hang in there I know you will get through this because I know how hard you fight on the soccer field. I will be thinking about you and praying for you. 

    With much love Emma Earl 
    emma earl

  457. Michele Christiansen said:

    Tom, Heidi, Eli and beautiful Mia,
    Our positive thoughts and prayers are with you and we truly believe and trust that all will be well.  Tom and Heidi, take care of yourselves and know that we are thinking of you and sending positive vibes to Mia with our minds and with our hearts.
    Erik, Michele, Adie and Cate Christiansen
    Michele Christiansen

  458. Lorena Riffo-Jenson said:

    Dear Tom, Heidi and Mia,

    We are sending our love and praying hard so we can see Mia kicking the soccer ball soon.

    We all of our love,

    Sophia Riffo Jenson
    Lorena Riffo Jenson
    Lorena Riffo-Jenson

  459. We send all of our very best Santa Cruz love, energy and positive thoughts and wishes to you and your family. Meg, Dave and Maya
    Meg Kobe

  460. Leslie Stone said:

    Dear Brickey family.
    My name is Leslie Stone and my sons Harry (9th) and William (5th) both go to Rowland Hall.  While neither has ever been in a class with Mia, both recognize her name and know who she is.  Please know that not just close friends, but also so many members of the Rowland Hall community are praying for your entire family’s strength and endurance.  We are praying for Mia’s complete and total healing.  Our love is with you all.
    Take care,
    Leslie and Hal Stone
    Leslie Stone

  461. portia snow said:

    Heidi, Tom, Eli and miss Mia,We are so sorry to hear that Mia is sick.  We have had you and will keep you all in our hearts and prayers.  We can’t imagine what this is like for all of you and wish that there was something that we could do…  Mia is such an amazing spirit.  She is beautifully strong and an incredibly bright force.  Sending and holding visions of healing and lots of light your direction.  We love you all very much.Dee, Portia and Bella Simone
    portia snow

  462. maryellyn gilfeather said:

    Hi Brickey family,
    Mia is in our thoughts, so so sorry that you are forced to deal with this horrible illness
    The Larcom Family
    maryellyn gilfeather

  463. hilary wolfe said:

    Dear Heidi, Tom,
    I’m thinking of you all and hope for a speedy recovery for Mia. I love you guys and am praying for you.
    hilary wolfe

  464. Grace Greis said:

    Mia, Lately, you are the only person I have been thinking about. Your smile and spunk always makes my day. I know how strong you are. With the help of all of your wonderful family and friends you can get through this. It will be a long road but you are very tough. I miss you so much and cannot wait until you are healthy again!I love you so much!Grace
    Grace Greis

  465. Andrea Clayton said:

    To the entire Brickey family,

    I can’t find any words adequate to express the feelings in my heart for all of you right now.  My thoughts and prayers are with you! 

    I am definitely going to give Megan a great big hug and tell her how much I love her. 

    Best wishes on the steps ahead,

    Andrea Clayton

  466. Kathleen Riebe said:

    Tom and Heidi-Gus and I are sending all our positive thoughts your way.  We think the world of you and wish the best of all things.  Your positive dispositions and thoughtfulness with sharing at such a hard time make me respect and admire you even more.  Kathleen and Gus
    Kathleen Riebe

  467. Cindy Spoor and Anna Howard said:

    Our hearts are heavy knowing Mia is so sick, but know her as a spitfire on the soccer field. We are pulling for you Mia! All our love and prayers are headed your way.
    Cindy Spoor and Anna Howard

  468. Nancy Merrill said:

    Dear Brickey Family,
    We are so sorry for what you are going through. You’re in our thoughts. We are sending positive energy Mia’s way for recovery:) 
    Stay strong! Love, The Merrill Family
    Nancy Merrill

  469. Garrick Peters said:

    Dear Brickey family,
    I feel for you in this tragic situation. I wish you all strength and perspective from the deepest place inside of you. My heart is with you.  If I can do anything to help please let me know.
    Garrick Peters

  470. Shawn Johnson said:

    Tom & Family,

    Our hearts were so saddened by the news of Mia. She is in our thoughts and prayers.

    All our love and support,

    Heather & Shawn Johnson 
    Shawn Johnson

  471. So sorry to hear of MiaBellas illness, we are thinking of you and sending you all good wishes for her speedy recovery.The Binns Bjernfalk Family xxx
    Lynne Reid

  472. MiaBella – Symon and her entire family are soooo sorry to hear about your illness. Symon says you are so funny and that you have the best smile ever. We are praying for you and hope to see your beautiful smile soon. 

    Symon, Aidan, Asa, Tina and Stan
    Tina Braun

  473. Dear Brickey Family,Please know the Rech Family is thinking about Mia everyday. Our hearts, prayers and positive energy are being channeled to Mia and toward a full recovery.Hope you feel better. Remember, I am thinking about you (from Louise).Love and well wishes,John, Lee, Charly & Louise Rech
    Lee Rech

  474. Kim McGuire said:

    Dear Brickey Family,
    We are so very sorry to hear about Mia. We are a Rowland Hall family and appreciate the connectedness that comes from being part of this special community. Along with so many others, we are praying for you, especially Mia.
    The McGuires (Sarah – 5th and Katie – 2nd)
    Kim McGuire

  475. Peter Gordon said:

    Tom and Heidi,
    Sasha, Jonathan and I will pray for Mia, for a full and speedy recovery.  We love you guys very much!
    With Love,
    Peter Gordon
    Peter Gordon

  476. Sarah Button said:

    We’re all thinking of you. You will get through this!
    With Lots of Love,
    Kate & the Button family
    Sarah Button

  477. Marlena Lambert said:

    Thinking of you all and sending lots of hugs!!!!!
    Marlena Lambert

  478. Doug Bjerke said:

    To our friends the Brickeys,
    We will definitely get on our knees, light a stick of incense and dance around a drum circle and meditate and focus our energy Mia’s way.
    Our thoughts are with you all.

    Doug, Tina, Audun and Eaven
    Doug Bjerke

  479. Stephanie Gelman said:

    Dear Brickey Family
    Please know our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.  Wishing Mia a speedy recovery.
    Stephanie Gelman and Peter Moskowitz
    Stephanie Gelman

  480. Patty Trela said:

    Tom and Heidi,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.  Mia is a tough girl and real fighter. We will pray for her speedy recovery.  Please let us know if we can do anything to help.  

    Patty, Brian, Sarah and Jeffrey
    Patty Trela

  481. kathy harrington said:

    Dear Brickey’s

    This is too much not so great information.  Wow,  
    You are all so lucky to be right there in that incredible
    medical community where you have the best in the world
    standing by, well educated, and loving, to take care of your Mia.

    I hope for all of you that some rays of sunshine came thru your
    windows today, and that the little centimeters of improvement continue.
    Remember to take care of each other, remain strong, and it’s ok to 
    cry.  Godbless you all, I hold you all in my heart, and send you
    many good prayers.
    Much love from Wilson Wyoming!!!!!!
    kathy harrington

  482. TerryLynn Carpenter said:

    Mia, You come from a verrry strong family that will be by your side forever and ever and ever.  They love you more than you can ever know.  Every length they can take for your safety and health, they will. Lots of Power  Healing Hugs:)Tom, Heidi Mia and Eli,We are sending Big White Balls of Healing and Strength to all four of you over and over and over again.  I Love Hugs!!!!!  They don’t cost anything, you never run out of them and spread so much joy so simply. Have a group hug :)Love you Alden and Terry Carpenter
    TerryLynn Carpenter

  483. Laurene Vickers said:

    Dear Tom & Heidi,

    Please know that our thoughts are with you.

    With love,

    Laurene & Anthony
    Laurene Vickers

  484. Tina, Doug, Audun and Eaven Bjerke said:

    Tom and Heidi, 
    Thank you for sharing yourselves and your experience with all of us. 

    Healing love is being swiftly delivered on the wings of Angels… filling Mia’s room with love-of-life to heal her heart, peace of mind to comfort your souls, clarity and right action to guide the doctors and nurses in doing just what your sweet Mia needs to heal, strengthen, and enjoy the sunny days ahead.

    We will continue to connect with her, heart-to-heart, sending all the light your family needs.

    PS – Rose Quarts under her mattress or a smooth stone in her hand. Also, the color green.

    Tina and family
    Tina, Doug, Audun and Eaven Bjerke

  485. John Kimball said:

    Tom and Heidi:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  God Bless!
    John Kimball
    John Kimball

  486. denna wright said:

    I feel your pain but  I know that Mia will recover and be herself once again.
    love and hugs to you both
    denna wright

  487. Suzanne Mick said:

    Our thoughts and prays are with you Mia, Tom, Heidi and Eli.  Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to help. Sincerely, your neighbors Larry and Suzanne
    Suzanne Mick

  488. rich interdonato said:

    Dear Mia, Getting sick is bad, but getting REALLY sick TOTALLY STINKS!  We are so sorry to hear that you are in the hospital and we wish you a speedy and complete recovery.  We too want to contribute kind words and positive energy to help you get better.  You are an essential part of an AMAZING family who can do anything.  The Brickeys are resourceful, creative, generous, and above all have a unique zest for life.  You all simply exude energy.  With the friends and family you have, it is just a matter of time before you are back and KICKIN’ IT! Much love, The Interdonatos  
    rich interdonato

  489. Shirley Ray said:

    Dearest Tom and Heidi, Thank you for taking the time to share this sad journey with all of us who love you   I embrace you with every wish for Mia’s wellness and recovery.  May you be calm in the uncertainty as you hold your beautiful child.  My heartfelt thoughts of compassion and lovingkindness are with you. always, Shirley
    Shirley Ray

  490. Donald Campbell said:

    Jackie and I extend our deep faith, caring thoughts, and positive energy to you and every family member. As requested, Dr. Brickey, we will hug our grandchildren with special affection to honor Mia, with supportive, gracious prayers for her, you, and Heidi.
    Donald Campbell

  491. Pam Farrington said:

    Tom and Heidi,
    This news hit Ken and I hard and we are sending tons of positive energy your way.  Mia has been cherished by you from the very beginning.  You are wonderful parents and Mia continues to gain strength from you and now from the entire community of love you have created around her.  She is in the very best of hands and you are doing everything you can do to support her.  We know we cannot lighten the burden you now have but know that all of us are doing what we can to support Mia and the two of you.
    Pam, Ken and the entire Farrington/Ward Family 
    Pam Farrington

  492. aditi aggarwala said:

    Dear Mia,

    You are in our prayers. 

    God bless you sweetheart. Hope you are all better soon.

    Aggarwala Family
    aditi aggarwala

  493. brent christensen said:

    Tom and Heidi,My thoughts and prayers are with Mia and your family.Love you guysBrent Christensen
    brent christensen

  494. Talli Torgersen said:

    Dear Brickey family,

    Thank you for setting up this site so we can all keep updated on Mia’s condition without continuing the constant onslaught of requests I’m sure you’ve been getting. 

    We are thinking about Mia, praying and hoping every moment for her recovery.  We have taken your advice and have wrapped our children in love, taking for granted nothing.  We love you Brickey’s.  You are an amazing family.  Our hearts are with you.


    The Torgersens,  Jay, Talli, Jonas, Lars and Tessa

    Talli Torgersen

  495. Mia,I’m an 8th grader so you probably don’t know me but I want you to know that I am really hoping for a speedy recovery! Stay strong!!
    Maddie H

  496. Sarah Langridge said:

    So sorry to hear about this out of the blue horrible horrible time your whole family is experiencing. It reminds me of the time Emily was very very sick herself and we all hung on wondering what the future would bring.  I truly understand what you are going through right now, and know that you just need to stay focused and let time lead the way. We did some cool energy work for Emily that I credit helped when pared with the work of the doctors at the hospital. Pulling out all stops is what you need to do and I know you are. My thoughts are with you at this time. Stay strong.Sarah
    Sarah Langridge

  497. Hannah Riter said:

    Hi Mia and Family!
    I am so sorry to hear about this unexpected and scary situation. Just know that everyone that knows about this is sending you all the good thoughts and prayers we can! Mia, I am happy to hear that you are responding well to the treatments and hope you continue to do so. Way to be strong!
    Sending all my love and prayers to you,
    -Hannah Riter โค
    Hannah Riter

  498. Steven Wand said:

    The Wand family sends our love to Mia and family as we grapple with the shock of whatever is happening!

    Steven Wand

  499. Sharon Alderman said:

    Dear Tom, Heidi and of course, Mia,
    I just found out about Mia’s illness and am shocked and sad to hear about it.  I can’t imagine how difficult it is for all of you, but I have an idea.  What or whom is of more value to us than our children?
    I will be holding all of you (including your son) in my heart and carrying you with me, flooding all of you with love and light.
    I will check back to see how everyone is doing and leave you alone to face this difficult time without interruption.  (It isn’t that I don’t care!) You need all the time and energy you can muster to care for Mia and each other.
    She won’t remember me, I think, but I remember her and how beautiful she is becoming as she is growing up.
    Sharon Alderman

  500. Laurene Vickers said:

    Dear Tom & Heidi,

    Please stay strong during this time.
    We are thinking good thoughts about Mia and a speedy recovery.

    With much love,

    Laurene and Anthony
    Laurene Vickers

  501. Charlotte Armknecht said:

    hey Mia,
    You probably don’t remember me but I was your speed skating buddy! I am so sorry to hear about what happened to you. I know you will have a full recovery because you are already so strong! You are in my thoughts each and everyday!
    Charlotte Armknecht (speed skating buddy)
    Charlotte Armknecht

  502. shauna priskos said:

    Dear Tommy & Heidi, my thoughts are with you & your family @ this trying time. Stay strong. All my love to the Brickey family.
    XOXO, Shauna Bamberger Priskos
    shauna priskos

  503. The Jones family hopes Mia continues to make bigger and bigger Baby Steps toward a full recovery.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ivan and Claire will be hugged more than they will comprehend. Stay as positive and hopeful as you can.
    Ann Jones

  504. Leslie Warren said:

    Dr. Tom and Heidi,Your sweet Mia looks so much like the both of you in her beautiful pictures. It’s easy to tell that she lights up any room with her sparkling eyes and smile.  She is lucky to have you there by her side giving her so much love and strength to get better. We are thinking of you every minute here in Portland, Oregon, wishing there was something we could do to help.  Sending warm thoughts to Eli, too. We’ve heard how much he loves his big sister. He must miss her so much at home.All our love and hope,Leslie, Frank, Jane and Owen Warren
    Leslie Warren

  505. Heidi Lewis said:

    To The Brickey Family,The Lewis crew is sending massive healthy vibes your way and are envisioning you up and running around outside with your brother, mom and dad, playing and dancing!  You (Mia) are so lucky to have such wonderful parents that will support you through your life.  That will keep you strong :)We wish you a speedy recovery.Love,Heidi and Family
    Heidi Lewis

  506. My prayers are on there way.  I WILL hug my daughter.  I love you, my brother.

    Dave Bell

  507. Marilyn Pickett said:

    Dear Heidi and Tom, I was so sorry to hear about Mia. Know my thoughts and prayers are with you and for Mia.  I hope the improvement continues.
    Love, Marilyn
    Marilyn Pickett

  508. mike Bertelsen said:

    Tom & Heidi –

    We just learned of the horribly difficult situation you are facing. Our hearts and minds are with the entire family in this trying time. May you all be well, and soon.

    Mike & sharon Bertelsen
    mike Bertelsen

  509. Sarah Weyrich said:

    Dear Mia,
    I don’t know if you remember me, but I was one your 6th grade buddies when you visited in 5th grade. I am so sorry to hear what happened to you, but I know you will get better. I enjoyed having you on the soccer team this year, and I can’t wait to see you again. Get better soon.
    Your 6th Grade Buddy,
    Sarah Weyrich
    Sarah Weyrich

  510. Rachel Wall said:

    Dr. Tom and Heidi- please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and Mia non-stop. I’m thinking about you so often and i send health and healing from my family to yours.
    Love and Peace,
    Rachel Wall
    Rachel Wall

  511. Natalie Weed said:

    Hi Mia,
    I’m hoping and wishing for your recovery and wish your family well. 
    Natalie Weed

  512. Greg Furness said:

    Hey Tom,

    I just wanted to take a minute to let you know that Miabella will be in our hearts and prayers.  If we can help in anyway please let us know.  God bless Mia and all of your family.  We will be praying for a speedy full recovery.

    Greg Furness

  513. Tom
    My prayers and thoughts for Mia and your family.
    In Hoc Brother
    Alan Thain
    alan thain

  514. Lisa Miranda said:

    Dear MiaBella and Family,We are so very hopeful that this beautiful child will recover quickly and return to her joyful life.  We know all too well how difficult it can be to watch a child struggle with illness.  We also know how phenomenal the physicians and nurses are at Primary Children’s Hospital.  We are sending you all of the love and positive energy that we have to give.Love,  Rick, Lisa, Alessandra and Gabbi Miranda
    Lisa Miranda

  515. Sarah Weyrich said:

    Dear Heidi, Tom, and Mia-
    I am Sarah Weyrich’s (7th grader) mom and wanted to also send my thoughts and prayers to all of you.  I remember watching Mia play soccer this spring with Sarah on the A2 team.  Mia, you played so full of energy, with confidence and determination and with a great smile on your face! We know you will feel like this again!  Our son has also faced some unusual and rare health problems and we understand what a trying time this can be on all of you.  What helped us all get through it more than anything was the support of all of those around us – medical staff, friends, family, and many who we didn’t even know. We pray for peace and strength for all of you and for a full recovery for you, Mia!  
    Amy Weyrich

    Sarah Weyrich

  516. Dear Tom and Heidi,

    You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Mia is in the best of hands. 
    Meg Lunt

  517. Beirne Chisolm said:

    Tom, Heidi, Eli, & Mia…Hang in there Mia. We all know you have the strength to pull through these challenges.  You are in our thoughts every day.  We’re here to help in any way possible.All Our Love,Beirne, Jayne, Miles, & Lily
    Beirne Chisolm

  518. Amy Fetter Johnson said:

    Dear Tom and Heidi,

    We are thinking of you and sending all our love and thoughts to MiaBella. We will follow through on your advice of giving our kids a big hug and telling them we love them.  It is crazy how one minute all seems normal and the next it is not.  Please know that we send our heartfelt and positive vibes your way.  

    Amy Fetter Johnson and Barry Johnson
    Amy Fetter Johnson

  519. Kristina Mathers said:

    Dear Tom and Heidi,
    Our thoughts are with you.
    The Mathers Family
    Kristina Mathers

  520. deanna brinkman said:

    Hi, Mia..
    It’s Deeds again, Grace’s grandma. Here I sit another evening
    waiting for the sunset. When the glorious rays blast over the
    mountains, I am going to turn them your way. 
    They are so powerful, they can bring healing and light to your
    heart and soul. Also, will send a couple to your Mom, Dad,
    and Little Bro…
    It’s magic, Just like you. We all hold you in our hearts~
    With love and huge blessings from Aspen, Colorado.
    Gran Deeds~
    deanna brinkman

  521. Tom and Heidi,
    We are so sorry to hear about MiaBella (what a beautiful name).  Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  Please let us know if we can offer any assistance. and a message from two nurses,  to best care of Mia, please take care of yourselves and each other.
    Lee and Debbie Moss 
    Lee Moss

  522. Drew Bedford said:

    Mia Bella,
    The entire Bedford gang is in your corner. This too shall pass. Keep your chin up and know that you are surrounded by the strongest circle of love.

    Drew, Jill, Carter and Macy
    Drew Bedford

  523. wendy lavitt said:

    dear tom – mel and I send your family our best wishes – we are shocked and praying for your daughter’s recovery – it doesn’t hurt to have a few Jewish prayers as well as all the others – wendy and mel lavitt
    wendy lavitt

  524. Gero (Slash) von Dehn said:

    Brickeys!  What a shock, indeed.  Beautiful, little Mia.  So many thoughts but they are inconsequential.  Sending prayers, hugs and much in love your direction.  There are strong arms around you.  Mia, YOU ROCK!      
    Gero (Slash) von Dehn

  525. Shoko Suzuki said:

    Dear Mia, Tom, Heidi and Eli,

    Our hearts are with you and your family as we wish for your speedy recovery.  Victor also sends his love and wants his band mate back soon!  
    Mike, Shoko and Victor  

    Shoko Suzuki

  526. Mary Jo Marker said:

    Dear Mia,Tomorrow is dress as your favorite super hero day for spirit week.  You are my favorite super hero. Fight on.  Love and prayers. Mrs. Marker
    Mary Jo Marker

  527. heisi brickey said:

    Wishing you all a quiet night.xo,Amanda
    heisi brickey

  528. Tyler Somerville said:

    get better really fast and just know that my family is thinking about and that at school we will miss you a lot
    Your friend,
    Tyler Somerville

  529. Babs Kutcipal said:

    Our son, Rick, emailed about MiaBella’s medical situation.  We want you to know that she is in our thoughts and prayers.
    Rick’s Utah friends were so very supportive of him during his illness many years ago.  We are limited by distance, but want to try to repay the  many kindnesses shown to him.
    With prayers – Dick and Babs Kutcipal
                          Petoskey MI
    Babs Kutcipal

  530. Rie Attridge said:

    Dear Sweet Brickey Family,
    You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I keep thinking of that wonderful smile that you all share. You all four light up a room with your brightness
    You are all so bright and strong this pain and sadness is just heartbreaking. Please know we are praying and wishing and sending massive amounts of love and prayer to you all.
    Rie Attridge and Jack
    Rie Attridge

  531. matthew pietramali said:

    the Pietramali’s are all thinking of you and praying for the best possible out come. 


    The Pietramali’s
    matthew pietramali

  532. stella Peters said:

    dear mia i’m sorry you’re not feeling well and i hope you feel better soon.  i’m glad you have a good family to help you  get better.
    feel well
    love stella peters
    stella Peters

  533. Penni, Jon, Katherine and Stephen Schumann said:

    We will send our prayers your way!!!
    All our love – The Schumann Family
    Penni, Jon, Katherine and Stephen Schumann

  534. Lisa Ansley said:

    Tom & Heidi,
    We are praying for your beautiful MiaBella. As you said, she is strong and she is a “survivor”. Mia, we are thinking of you everyday and praying for your full recovery.
    Love to all, Ric & Lisa
    Lisa Ansley

  535. Lori Forchic said:

    Dear Brickey Family,
    We are a Rowland Hall family that is saddened to hear about Mia’s illness and will be keeping you all in our positive thoughts and prayers.
    The Forchic Family. (Drew – 7th grade)
    Lori Forchic

  536. Heidi Huntsman said:

    Dear Tom and Heidi,
    My heart is breaking for you and your sweet beautiful Mia.  Please know that I’m sending all of you tons of postitive energy, and my wish for her speedy recovery. If she’s anything like her parents, she’s strong and resilient, and she’ll fight the battle like a true champion. 
    Lots of love, energy, and hugs to your whole family,
    Heidi, Mark and Charlotte
    Heidi Huntsman

  537. Leslie Warren said:

    Tom and Heidi-We are encouraged with the positive news today. We want you to know that you all, and particularly Mia,  are in our thoughts.Frank and Leslie Warren
    Leslie Warren

  538. Amy Sullivan said:

    To the Brickey family,

    The Bocock family is thinking of you and wishing for the very very best.
    Our thoughts, prayers, and good wishes are with you.

    Amy, Alex, Scottie, Jimmy, Mary and Elisabeth Bocock

    Amy Sullivan

  539. Catherine Rogers said:

    Chatterbox Buddy (aka MiaBella),

    Mia let’s dance! You are my chatterbox buddy – my favorite dance buddy!  Get better dear Mia!  Get well fast!  Ill be right here waiting for you so that we can dance together again.

    Until then I will pray for you and I will do get well dances for you. 

    I love you Mia. 

    Heidi and Tom please know that we are praying for all of you. 

    Love, Catherine Rogers and her family 
    Catherine Rogers

  540. Janet Papastamos said:

    Our hearts and thoughts are with you.  Hang in there!Janet, Angelo, Lexi & Sofi Papastamos
    Janet Papastamos

  541. mary lou Oland-wong said:

    Tom and Heidi, What a shock to hear about Mia.  We will all be sending positive thoughts your way.  She will get through this.  Using the words of Natasha, “Mommy Mia is so nice.  I just feel good being around her.”  We both know how amazing you all are and know that you will find the strength to pull through this.  Do not hesitate to call to ask for any help with carpooling, babysitting or whatever you may need.  We will do whatever you need us to do.  Love Mary Lou and Steve
    mary lou Oland-wong

  542. Sarah Eatmon said:

    Hey Mia,
    Get well soon soon soon. We all miss you so much at school and we think about you every single day. My family and I are sending positive thoughts and wishes. School isn’t fun without you. I can’t wait to see you again, love you!
    Sarah Eatmon

  543. Phil Martineau said:

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    I was very saddened to hear about your illness. You must be going
    through more than I can imagine.  I know
    you have the strength and energy to get through this. Please let me know if
    there is anything I can do to help make things easier.

    My thoughts and positive energy are with you.

    Phil Martineau

  544. Deb Rosenberg said:

    Carla and I send love your way, and wishes for a vibrant return to health! We love you.
    Deb Rosenberg

  545. Nancy Huntsman said:

    Dear Brickey Family,Our hearts go out to you.  I know you are a strong, resilient, and energetic family,  and with that you have the raw materials to carry on.  Thank you Tom, for your careful explanation of the medical circumstances and of the roller coaster you all are riding.  Thank you, too, for the reminder to cherish those we love with specific intention, awareness, and gratitude for the moment before us.  We send our love and thoughts to you all to find the strength to weather this storm.  We are pulling for you.  LOVE to you all,Nancy Huntsman,
    Nancy Huntsman

  546. Amelia Merrill said:

    Mia, I am so sorry to hear what happened. School is not the same with out you, I know that you will make the best recovery EVER!!!!! get well so soon!
    Love Amelia (7th grade)
    P.S you are in my thought 24/7!!!!
    Amelia Merrill

  547. Catherine Kanter said:

    Dear Mia:
    The Kanter family has you in our constant thoughts. When we
    heard about your illness, it caused us to remember you dancing last year at the “Stepping Back†ceremony. You were dancing to the Black Eyed Peas
    song, “I Gotta Feeling.†You were front row, center and you had the routine
    down perfectly. You were BY FAR the best dancer – such grace in your movements
    and you looked truly joyful. We will look forward to seeing you dance like that again when
    you are all better. In the meantime, please know that we are with you in spirit
    and we are sending you strength. Heidi and Tom: please know that we will be “on
    call†to help out in any when we can.
    With much love, Josh, Catherine, Ben and Nate Kanter
    Catherine Kanter

  548. Caroline Milne Scaife said:

    Beautiful Mia:  I have been praying for you since I heard the news last Sunday morning.  My dear friend Mary Lawlor told me that you are the healthiest girl she knows and that she was confident that you would fight this and end up on top because you were special.  You are proving her right.  Stay strong and continue your recovery.  
    Much love to you and your parents-
    Caroline Milne Scaife (Eric, Jack, Max, and Lily)  
    Caroline Milne Scaife

  549. Georgia Warren said:

    Hi Mia,
    My son Curt has talked to me about you almost since you were born.  He is always so proud of you and your wonderful accomplishments.  He loves you and your family so much so I love all of you also.  You are such a beautiful young lady!  I am praying for you and sending my love to you.  Get well soon!!
    Georgia Warren

  550. Emma Carlin said:

    Mia, I miss you so much. I think about you every day. School isn’t much fun without you. I’m praying for you and hope you get well soon. Stay strong.                         Love, Emma
    Emma Carlin

  551. Jennifer Silvester said:

    Dear Mia,We are a Rowland Hall family and although we don’t know each other well, your fun-loving spirit and kindness is well known to our kids.  You are an amazing young lady!  Our daughter is Alyssa Cole (8th) and our son is Connor Macintosh (3rd).   You are in our thoughts and prayers constantly.  Sending you and your family lots of love and positive energy.Jen, Dusty, Alyssa and Connor 
    Jennifer Silvester

  552. Tristan Smart said:

    Our love and prayers are with you. 
    Max, Leo, Tristan and Luke Smart
    Tristan Smart

  553. Kevin-Denise Bruno said:

    Dear Brickey Family,
    We send our best wishes and prayers to all of you, with an extra prayer for MiaBella.
    Kevin and Denise Bruno
    Kevin-Denise Bruno

  554. Kathy Lavitt said:

    Dear Brickey Family,
    Kerry, Ian and I are sending you, and especially Mia, all our positive thoughts, love and healing energy. Tom, thank you for the gentle reminder about what being a parent is all about.
    With love,
    Kathy, Kerry and Ian
    Kathy Lavitt

  555. Katie Schwab said:

    Bricky Family,Our thoughts are with you and your family.  Besides sending strength to Mia and you as her parents, we also send positive thoughts to Eli who must be experiencing such sadness and confusion seeing his sister so sick.  The RH community will embrace you and will support Mia towards a full recovery. Katie, Alexa and Zachary Schwab 
    Katie Schwab

  556. Julie Wolfe said:

    Tom and Heidi and the entire extended Brickey family,
    Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Julie Wolfe

  557. Jill Rawstorne said:

    Dear Mia,We don’t know you and you don’t know us, but we know your dad.  If you are anything like him, you are a lucky girl.  I’ve heard a lot of great things about your mom Heidi too.  We are patients of your dad’s and he is always so kind, caring and funny too!  I’m so sorry your family is going through this and we hope you get better really fast!    I’m sure your mom and dad love you so much!(Tom I called Tony and I’m sure he’ll be in touch.   Good luck!)Jill and Lindsay Rawstorne
    Jill Rawstorne

  558. Mary Slocum said:

    Dear Mia, my effervescent, spark plug student! I know you are in the expert care of some of the best physicians in the world, and in the loving embrace of your wonderful family and such a large circle of friends. I am thinking of you so much. I know that you have tremendous spunk, determination, and strength. When you feel better, all of us, including your chickens, are going to dance for joy! Love, Science Mary
    Mary Slocum

  559. Dan Blackley said:

    Tom and Heidi,
    The boys and I are wishing Mia all the best and sending positive vibes to your wonderful family.
    Dan, Kennedy and Talon
    Dan Blackley

  560. elaine harris said:

    Dearest Mia,
    you do not know me, but your daddy is my dentist. What a lucky girl you are to have such a wonderful mom and dad!  I will be praying for you to get the strength your body needs to be well and with us soon, and I look forward to following your courageous story. God bless you and your family!
    May all of God’s angels watch over you this night and every day forward!
    Lots of love ,
    Elaine Harris
    elaine harris

  561. christiane huckin said:

    Hi Tom and Heidi,Tom and I just received the news today and of course we are very concerned about Mia’s situation.We are sending our warmest thoughts to your family and I will certainly meditate and send Mia energy. Please keep us posted when you can as we deeply care. We don’t now your lovely MiaBella, but she seems to be a wonderful little girl.Please also take care of yourselves if you can, you need a strong body and soul right now.Our very best,
    christiane huckin

  562. Lia Westermann said:

    Dear Mia,
    I hope you are feeling okay. I know it is hard for you and your family to
    go through this, but you guys are in my thoughts. I am missing you so
    much and so is everyone else!
    Lia Westermann

  563. Ellen Guthrie said:

    Dear Mia, Tom, Heidi, Eli,
    Sending you hugs!!!
    May this time of challenge be short and recovery speedy!
    Ellen, Ryan and Lia
    Ellen Guthrie

  564. tamrika bouzek said:

    Dear Mia,

    John and I got to see your beautiful smile last weekend at the Blue Plate. Afterwards we said how sweet you were. Raising kids is hard. Raising good kids is even harder. You have always made your parents so proud. John, Dagny and I feel fortunate to know you and ELi and Tom and Heidi. They are type of people that one can count on, rely on, trust. You are lucky to have such caring, smart, kind and giving parents. Please recover soon and continue making them proud. We can’t wait to see your smile again. 
    With much much much love,
    John, Tamrika and Dagny
    tamrika bouzek

  565. ellie hirshberg said:

    Lovely MiaBella,Your genuine beauty and love filled energy are infectious. Your strength and determination are evident at first meet. Your presence is missed every moment.  As you fight this battle know how loved you are and how many people await your recovery. You are one tough kid! We are thinking of you and your mom dad and brother and sending lots of good wishes and positive vibes your way. Keep fighting Mialove,Pat and Ellie
    ellie hirshberg

  566. Carol & Scott Van Steeter / Mitchell said:

    Mia,You were born on your daddy’s birthday in 1999!  When you get out of the hospital ask your daddy why Carol always laughs and shakes her head when she thinks of it. We have a mosaic on our floor at our house that is in your honor. It is a starburst in the tile. You are that starburst Mia, shining and solid. There is a very large limb of light in front of you – take a hold of it Mia and pull yourself to it… it is for you – to help you. It is full of prayers. Take hold little one and climb through! We love you.Carol and Scott
    Carol & Scott Van Steeter / Mitchell

  567. Kelly LaDue said:

    While I haven’t had the opportunity to meet you yet, I know you
    have two wonderful parents who love you very much. I am confident they have instilled
    in you the fighting spirit and inner strength to get you through this. 

    Keeping all of you in my thoughts in prayers.
    Kelly LaDue
    Kelly LaDue

  568. Anna Heslop said:

    Mia, you’ll be in my prayers every night until you get better, which you will. You are so strong, in every single way.. I remember the first time I saw you play soccer on my team, we all knew you were the best. Which I guess is why you left B and went to A2. I’ll be sending you good vibes until you get over this. I hope you get them. You are in Knox’s and my prayers every single night. Everybody is so proud of you. We all know you can do this cutie. 
    Much love, Knox and Anna 
    Anna Heslop

  569. Thinking of you and your beautiful daughter.  She is in a group of amazing hands at PCMC.  Our hearts and prayers are with her and your family.
    Luke and Cami Saari
    Cami Saari

  570. Meri and Mark DeCaria said:

    We’re shocked and concerned about Mia’s condition. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  oxo  Meri and Mark
    Meri and Mark DeCaria

  571. Katie Peterson said:

    Tom & Heidi,Our love and support is with you both and your family right now.  Just know we understand all you are going through and how difficult it is.  You are strong amazing people.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and your beautiful Mia.  Love, Katie and Brandon Peterson 
    Katie Peterson

  572. bonnie martineau said:

    Tom, Heidi, Mia and Eli,This is the first I’ve heard of this and will add my positive healing energy to everyone else’s for Mia and strength for all of you to help you get through this. What a reminder to cherish every moment you have with your loved ones. I know you have always done this to the best of your ability, so you guys are ahead of the game. I love you guys and am sending you a great big virtual hug and a big smack on the cheek!  I will hold Mia in my heart while she finds her way to recovery.xoxoxoxoLoveBonnie MartineauPS: tell Mia I know she is stubborn and that can be a very GOOD thing!  She’s like her daddy….
    bonnie martineau

  573. Hi Guys! Gosh, I don’t know how to express how much I love and care for each of you and how often I’ve been thinking of you for the past four days. Thoughts that keep returning to my mind are 1) How lucky we all are to have PMC at our doorsteps and the great care I know Mia is receiving 2) Mia is the toughest little girl I know (seriously, I’m pretty sure she could take me to the ground with her skills, put me in some kind of sleeper hold with me not even knowing what happened until the next morning when I wake up with Paco licking my face) and 3) she has the most loving parents and brother I’ve ever had the honor of witnessing. All the extra love I have I’m sending her and your ways in the hopes you can all stay strong and that she keeps making exponentially more baby steps forward than she does back.Love and Hugs and Love and Hugs again .. infinity.Darby
    darby mcd

  574. Beverly Facklam said:

    Dearest Mia, We cannot count the number of times you have crossed our minds. Day and night, we are sending our love, and positive energy your way. With the support of your amazing family and all the people whose lives you’ve touched with your sweet soul, please know that you are surrounded by much love. XO’S Beverly & Juliette
    Beverly Facklam

  575. Julianna Christie said:

    Dear Dr Brickey, Heidi and Mia,I am holding you all so dearly in my heart.  I am focusing so very much love your way.  I will be keeping you steadily in my thoughts and prayers… imagining gentle gentle healing.  Love love and more love,Julianna Christie
    Julianna Christie

  576. Dear Mia,
         I know you because you played soccer with my daughter Haley.  You are one of the three smallest players on the soccer team, ( playing against some much bigger girls) but that never seemed to stop you from playing your best.  Everyone could see  your strength, determination, and passion  for the game and for life. These special gifts you have will help you to get better very soon. 
         I remember Haley tellling me about your trip to Greece and that you had brought back this special oil made from a special flower in Greece.  Haley just thought that was so cool! 
         You are loved by so many friends and family!  You are in our hearts and prayers for a speedy recovery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Danny, Aly, Haley, Robert, and Ayden Auer
    Aly Auer

  577. Lori Stahler Keim said:

    Dear Brickey family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  I will be thinking of you and watching your updates and progress every day.  I know your dad is strong and amazing, Mia so you must be also.  I was so happy to see the latest update where Mia opened her eyes.  This is going to be a long process but I know you will all get through this.
    You are all beautiful, amazing people!
    Lori Stahler Keim
    Lori Stahler Keim

  578. Matt Hanson said:

    We’ve been with you in spirt since Saturday…and you have never left our thoughts. Despite the miles that are now between our families, you are never far from our hearts or minds.  We cherish the years we have known you and your wonderful parents.  The lessons we have learned from life never prepare us for facing these challenges, yet I can only imagine the number of people that are holding you up right now. We’ve seen you leap off a cliff into an angry sea without fear and come up with that accomplished grin and sparkly eyes…That is our Mia.  You face every obstacle with a determination and grace that is inspiring to those that surround you. We have been able to see you at many milestones in your life’s journey, and look forward to many more. 
     With all of the love for you and your family.
    Matt Hanson

  579. Our thoughts are with you. We love and admire Mia soo much.
    libby, leigh, peggy & bob
    da hunts

  580. Gwynne Freeman said:

    Dear Sweet Mia
    I have always been amazed at your larger than life personality, incredible strength and beautiful character. You have made your family proud with all you do. Your spirit will get you through anything! While you may not understand this please know you are touching and teaching more lives than you could possibly ever know (including us) and for that I will be forever grateful to you and your family. May each day be filled with those you love, wonderful memories and future dreams.
    Stay strong. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Lots of love,
    The Freemans
    Gwynne, Parrish, Addie and Trey
    Gwynne Freeman

  581. vicki mcmanus said:

    We’ve never met, but I have been blessed to know your parents and love them (and you) so much. 

    When my son was 8 weeks old he was in ICU with a terrible virus and a rupture in his stomach. It was a very scary time. He’s 17 now and just finished lifeguard certification. I hold so much love an energy for you and know that strong children are very resilient. Your experience will soon become some that “happened in the past”. 

    Throughout the years, my children and I have sang this mantra. I hope that it brings loving healing to you. 

    “All I need is within me now, 
    All I need is within me now. 
    All that I hope 
    and all that I dream, 
    All I need is w-i-t-h-i-n me now! 

    many prayers. 

    vicki mcmanus

  582. tim, mb, liam, cormac and colin bywater said:

    Sending you all our energy for a strong recovery.  Your resiliance and strength are such a beautiful part of you and we trust them to pull you through this unbelievable part of your life journey.  We are so happy to hear of each new step in recovery.  Keep it up!
    All our love,
    The Bywaters
    tim, mb, liam, cormac and colin bywater

  583. Dear Brickey Family,
    Jan and I are thinking about you all.  I’m getting my teeth cleaned today, and the office will seem very empty without Tom and Heidi, but that’s okay. Take care of Mia and we’ll see you when you get back and everything is good again.
    Jan and Mike
    Mike Adams

  584. matt hanson said:


    funny, beautiful

     growing, laughing, smiling

          my amazing and strong friend

      swimmer, ketchup-lover

     getting better


          All my love, Eva Marchiando
    matt hanson

  585. Laura & Steve Lynch said:

    Dr Brickey and Family,
    Although I’ve only met Mia once…at a race in Moab with her crazy and hilarious father (wife,and staff) we feel as we are part of the “Brickey” family.  We pray for her recovery and the strength for her family/friends during this trying and demanding time.  Our thoughts will be with you every day. You have always been there for us – we are there for  you.
    Laura & Steve Lynch

  586. Jackie Mcdowell said:

    Thanks for sharing your healing journey. Mia is at the very top of my prayer list. My heart and positive energy is flowing your way. Jackie Jim Liza and Jamie
    Jackie Mcdowell

  587. marriott bartholomew said:

    Hi there, Tom and Heidi-
    You don’t know me, but I am friends with Andrea, and Kelly Fisher, and even Tom’s mom and dad (my mom went to East High and I see your mom and dad at Christmastime during the annual 1957 East High Acapella caroling party!)
    I  cannot tell you how sorry I am about Mia and how much I’ve been thinking of you, and her, and I’ve told my family to please send love and light her (and your) way. I think of her throughout the day and visualize healing light surrounding her! 
    Love to you all and my very best wishes–
    Marriott (Dougan) Bartholomew
    marriott bartholomew

  588. Lise Fischer said:

    Hello Brickey Family!
    There are so many people’s thoughts and blessings and love that are with you all—-I am so sorry that you are going through this but I know that you have the best of care and are in good hands.  We love you and thank you for the who you are and wish the best and speediest possible healing and recovery.  Much, much love and blessings to you.
    xooxoxoox  Lise and Steve
    Lise Fischer

  589. Jean Hindley said:

    Good Morning!  You know I want to be with the 3 of you constantly but am trying to honor the “if you love them, leave them alone” message. I have this image of Mia’s room and you two all lit by this aura–a “swirling dervish” of good karma and love.  It’s visible.  That good old karma thing–put it out there and it’ll come back and you three have spread so much good karma and love.And Miss Mia, keep batting those big blue eyes because you’re gonna want to use that gesture skillfully on your dad once you’re a teenager.  Trust me.Wishing you another “big baby step” day.  Love, love, love, Jeano
    Jean Hindley

  590. Muffy Ferro said:

    thank you for giving us some good news Tom in the way that ONLY you can do it — your unending optimism and gratitude are exactly what’s needed here and just thank goodness for Mia that she has you and Heidi for parents! Keep it up Mia — hundreds, no thousands, are cheering for you from afar 
    Muffy Ferro

  591. Tom!  I can’t believe this. I am so glad Mia is strong and I know she will pull through this. She has your spirit and we know how irreppressible (that is a word, isn’t it?) that is. You and Heidi need to take good care of your selves and each other, and your son. I am sending pink, healing and healthy energy to surround and comfort Mia and bring her strength and recovery. Tom, we have a rare and profound connection and don’t ever forget that. Call me if you need anything, even just a shoulder to cry on.  I love you. Luci
    Luci Malin

  592. The Louchheim Family said:

    Such happy news! We are rooting for more of the same today… A new day of healing and happiness.
    Much love,
    David, akemi, Carter and arden Louchheim
    The Louchheim Family

  593. Tom and Heidi,

    My thoughts and heart are with you and your lovely daughter. 

    Much love,

    Kim Warren
    Kim Warren

  594. Maria de Vries said:

    Joey Carpenter, your 6th grade classmate, and his family are praying so hard for you!  We ask that God holds you every minute of the day, that you can feel His love with you, and that He heals your heart and your body until you can jump out of that bed and join your classmates again.  We look forward to hearing this news…Joey, Maria and Craig Carpenter
    Maria de Vries

  595. Wayne Berard said:

    Dear Mia,
    I am very sorry that you are in the hospital.  I hope that you are not going to quit Soo Bahk Do.  I hope you get well.
    Love Will
    From Will Berard – Soo Bahk Do student. Age 8.
    Wayne Berard

  596. Jill Jaeger said:

    Dear Tom & Heidi –
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.  Please know that we will be praying for Mia’s full recovery.  Please let us know if there is anything you need.
    Sean & Jill Jaeger
    Jill Jaeger

  597. carolyn dumond said:

    Brickey’s – we are thinking of you all and have Mia in our hearts. We are transporting strength to all of you. Bright blessings for today and through this crazy journey.
    With Love – Carolyn and Matt Dumond
    carolyn dumond

  598. Laurian Escalanti said:

    Dear beautiful amazing Mia,
    My husband, David, and I got the news of your wild adventure last night, and we can’t stop thinking about you and your sweet family. We are patients at your dad’s office, and he and your mom always say what incredible kids they have and how happy they are to be your parents.
    Without a doubt you are surrounded with love that shines like the sun, moon, and stars. We can tell by all that light pouring out for you how deeply gifted this world is to have you in it. We are keeping you and your family close in our hearts, and we will ask our friends to shine their light right on over to you, too. We would also like to enlist some “professional” help, and will sponsor 200 monks at the Katog Choling monastery in eastern Tibet to do Medicine Buddha practice for you. With all that healing love and light going your way, I bet the other kids at PCMC will get better right along with you!
    Big hugs all around,
    Laurian Escalanti & David Jones
    Laurian Escalanti

  599. David Darley said:

    Dear Tom and Heidi,
    Heidi and I were shocked to see the email announcing what has happened to Mia.  You know she and both of you are in our thoughts, prayers and positive energy.You know that if you need ANYTHING, you let us know.  Thank you for your postings and updates and the latested positive progress news you posted.
    Dave and Heidi Darley
    David Darley

  600. Susan Dillon said:

    opened the email and learned the news about lovely MiaBella.  You are all
    in our prayers and we’re sending huge amounts of love, healing energy and strength
    your way. Hoping today and every day ahead is filled with those positive baby
    steps. Please let us know if there is anything we can do…

    ~ Love Tom,
    Susan, Parker and Dillon
    Susan Dillon

  601. Bridget James said:

    Your family and your sweet little MiaBella has been in my thoughts, my prayers and my every ounce of being these past few days.  I will continue to wrap my heart around your family and pray for her full recovery now and until the moment you bring your little one home with you.All of our love!From, Marshall, Bridget, Park and Jude James
    Bridget James

  602. Lisa Miranda said:

    Tom and Heidi,We are thrilled to read of Mia’s progress!  Thank you for posting such aan effusive update, despite your extreme exhaustion. We send continued wishes for every little miracle.  Love, The Miranda Family
    Lisa Miranda

  603. julie shipman said:

    Brickey Family,

    I feel so many different things as I write in this guestbook today.  I am usually hitting the “update journal” tab, not the “sign my guestbook.” However, as we too still have a long road ahead, my journalling is not completed.  

    What we have done is, through very different circumstances, been sleepless in the PICU, gone through several surgeries, been transferred to the trauma unit, upgraded to inpatient rehab, and finally…  yes, walked out of that very same hospital last week.  You will follow.  It may be weeks or months, but it will happen.

    Reading your words is strangely comforting and haunting having just experienced much of this in the last few months.  I cannot tell you how many times I heard the “baby steps” and “two steps forward, one back” and “we really cannot predict the outcome” and “it takes time” and “patience…”  It our world of Give Me Answers Now and Get it Done Today ~ we long to check this off our “to-do” list and move on to the next project.  I told Hank’s doctors that if you could just tell me that he would be fine, and he would walk, then I could be patient and count the days.  But, the not knowing the outcome and riding the roller coaster is our greatest challenge.  Patience, love, time…  it takes us back to our foundations.  All of the cliches of You Don’t Know What You Have Until it’s Not There…  comes front and center.  It changes you.  It already has.  

    And then I am reminded that neither of our children would be with us today were it not for the people (and technology) that kept them alive during the worst struggle.  And I realize that you are still in the muck of your worst struggle.  You are in that part where you are so exhausted you can’t sleep.  Thoughts are muddled.  You want the love of your family and friends, yet you long to be alone for a few minutes too.  You are angry and yet grateful.  You need to get out of the hospital and when you’re gone, you just want to be back.  You walk down to the cafeteria for a bite to eat cause someone tells you you need to eat, and they you just stare at the food and walk back up to the ICU.  You think Why Her?  Why Us? and then you are so thankful she opened her eyes. Priorities shift.  Minutes are hours and hours are minutes.  

    Tom and Heidi, I am so glad she is warm today.  It must be horrifying to hold her cold hand.  I remember holding Hank’s hand and he didn’t know I was holding it, cause he couldn’t feel me.  The proverbial baby steps.  The first time I saw Hank’s toe wiggle I was elated.  But, as happy as you are for the moment, for the warm hand, open eyes, toe wiggle…  then you raise your head and see all the tubes and monitors attached to your child and you sigh…  and again are told…  it’s a long road.  Your words today were powerful; what is it about the eyes?  The windows to the soul… Hank spent several days with his eyes closed, even though he was fully conscious, and it was very scary to me.  The connection to your child begins through the eyes. Interestingly, Hank talked to me about that.  He is starting to journal his story and he titled it, “Keep Blinking.”  When he was pinned in the car for close to an hour, unable to move…  the person attending to him kept saying, “blink if you hear me…  okay, blink again.”  That enabled them to monitor his recognition of his surroundings.  Powerful stuff.

    So, bella Mia, keep blinking.

    My prayers are with you.  Accept the love that surrounds you.  And, BELIEVE.  I know the energy that thousands gave to Hank from afar aided in his recovery.  You are receiving the same.

    Lots of love, Julie

    julie shipman

  604. Dear Tom and Heidi,Our thoughts are with you and MiaBella. I was so happy to hear that MiaBella is starting to make positive progress. I can’t imagine anything harder than what you all are going through.  Please let us know if there is anything we can do.Love,Ed, Sabine, Sashko, and Nina
    ed levine

  605. Robin waxman said:

    hi brickeys-I was very shocked to hear about all this but I have always been amazed at the strength and the healing that children exhibit when they face these events that would flatten a normal adult. I have my fingers and toes crossed  and sending all my blessings your way. Since I work w/ adults and transplant I only see older folks but I hear about the wonderful things that occur over at Primary Childrens and how bright and smart the staff and docs are-you are in good hands. I am thinking of you all every day.
    Robin waxman
    Robin waxman

  606. jaime white said:

    all of our thoughts and energies are with you
    Fynn, Josie, Jaime White
    jaime white

  607. Patricia Godwin said:

    Mia, and Family
    All of us a Unique Dental Group were very concerned when we heard about your illness. There is an indian custom that says when challanging times come into your life you have to shout into the wind all the positive things you want and need, and the wind will blow your needs to the very doors of heaven. Last night I went outside just after sunset, and the wind was blowing through the trees, and tonight the wind will carry the prayers and wishes of your family and friends to that spiritual realm for your recovery. Our hearts are with you.  
     Patricia and Unique Dental Group.
    Patricia Godwin

  608. Hi Tom and Heidi:
    All of Patterson Dental is thinking of you and you are in our prayers and thoughts.  We are so happy to hear about positive baby steps!  We are sending best wishes for all of you.
    Tammy Ota

  609. Erika McCarthy said:

    Dear Mia,  All of us 4th grade teachers send you our most powerful, loving and positive energy.  We all love you so much and know that this too will pass and one day, when you are back on top of the mountain, you will look back on this moment in time and realize how much you are thought of and how important you are to all of us.  You do have the inner strength to make a full recovery.  Love to you, your brother and wonderful parents.   Erika McCarthy
    Erika McCarthy

  610. I only hear yesterday that your daughter was here at PCMC.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all
    Nancy West

  611. Dear Mia and family,
    Our thoughts are with Mia and her family. 
    We know from Soo Bahk that Mia is such a strong and spunky little fighter. 
    We will send all our positive thoughts and energy your way and lucas sends big hugs to Mia.
    The Boniface Family  
    D Boniface

  612. Curt Overcast said:

    Dear Mia,
    You don’t know me, but your “old man” likes to rummage around in my mouth (“Hey, do you know you don’t have a uvula,”? he says. [whatever that is!])…I know, weird, huh?
    So very sorry to hear that you’re sick, but you are exactly where you need to be right now and I wish you a speedy recovery.  I will be thinking of you in the days to come.
    Your friend,
    P.S.  If you see any extra uvula’s laying around, grab one for me and I’ll get your dad to install it (just to get him off my case!).
    Curt Overcast

  613. Eric, Anna, Aubrie and Liam Hunter said:

    Hello Brickey Family,Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.We have no doubt that you will all conquer this.Please let us know if there is anything we can do.
    Eric, Anna, Aubrie and Liam Hunter

  614. Alice Storm said:

    Dear Tom, Heidi and Mia,
    We are thinking of you and send love and best wishes for Mia’s speedy recovery.  What a shock all of this must have been and what a hardship seeing your daughter in the hospital, fighting to get better.  Seeing those photos of her in her karate glory, I can only imagine how strong she is and that she will pull through this and have her healthy body once again.  Esp with all the love and support from you two, and all these friends and family that have signed your guest book.
    We are all sending you well wishes, love, and lots of positive energy.  We are thinking of you.
    Alice and Doug and Henry
    (we can talk about the arranged marriage when she’s better!)
    Alice Storm

  615. hilary silberman said:

    Heidi and Tom,Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you.  Mia and strong and fighter. Please let me know if I can help out any way with Eli.  I know  that divisional comp. is coming up, not sure if he is competing, but let me know if you need help with getting to and from the gym . or if you would just like me to take him in to climb and burn off some steam.with love,hilary and noah
    hilary silberman

  616. Leslee Ellis said:

    Tom, Heidi, Mia and Eli,
    You are in mine, Greg’s and the kids’ hearts and prayers. We love you and would love to help in any way, now or in the future. Mia is blessed to have such a wonderful family during this time of great difficulty. Keep flossing Tom :).
    Leslee Ellis

  617. Mia,Thinking of you a lot over the past few days.  My family and I are hoping that your recovery is swift and clear.  You are in our prayers and thoughts each day.  I’m personally thinking of all the joy and brightness that you brought to the art studio throughout the winter.  You have a special determination and spirit that radiates goodness.  Wishing to see you soon.  Rob, Susanna, Wynn, and Ian Mellor
    Rob Mellor

  618. Helen Wyatt said:

    Dearest Tom and Heidi . . . My prayers and love are going out to you and Mia this day, and days to come.  I will follow  your updates with joy and hope in my heart, knowing that Mia will make visible improvements every day.  Much love and hope go out to you and your family, may you be strong and feel the love that is sent your way.  All of you are wrapped around my heart, Helen Wyatt
    Helen Wyatt

  619. Kevin & Andrea Meyer said:

    Tom & Heidi;
    We send you our prayers and love during this difficult time.  Always remember, you are not alone and you are loved by so many people. We hope Mia recovers soon and you can return home to enjoy all the simple, but perfect moments of regular everyday life. Those moments are my favorite.
    Much Love;
    Andrea & Kevin Meyer
    Kevin & Andrea Meyer

  620. Marge Berry said:

    Dear Tom and Heidi,
    Love to you both.  I am a fairly new patient, over-due for a check-up, and don’t know you well, but my heart goes out to you.  As soon as I read about your daughter, I asked God to lay His healing hand on her.  I pray for her total recovery, wisdom for the doctors who care for her, and peace and strength  for you both as you are walking down this most difficult of paths. Love and prayer are powerful, and it sounds like your family has them in abundance. I will continue to hold you all up in prayer.
    You need not respond, as I know you are exhausted, but know that love and prayer are coming your way.  Shalom, Marge Berry
    Marge Berry

  621. Travis Jones said:

    Tom & Heidi
    I heard about Mia and read the journal entries. I do not know what to say other than my thoughts are with you and your family and I love you both. It sounds like she is on the slow road to recovery and we can thank your higher power of choice.
    Travis Jones

  622. Meredith Sabala said:

    Sending positive vibes from Idaho, Heidi, Tom and Mia! Love, Meredith
    Meredith Sabala

  623. karl sanders said:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with MiaBella and your whole family.
    Although I know you have plenty of plenty of personal medical knowledge and and other medical resources/contacts, let me know if you need any additional medical translation from a critical care doc (albeit an adult critical care doc).
    Karl, Natalie, Sam, and Travis (just getting his first teeth!) Sanders
    karl sanders

  624. Jan Christensen said:

    Dear Tom and Heidi,
     My heart is breaking for what you are going through at this time but my prayers are with you. Life throws us curves that we wonder sometimes how we can deal with them.   But I’ve always been told that we become stronger through the trials we face.  You have so many people who love care about you and your family! 
    Love Jan Christensen
    Jan Christensen

  625. Ashley Johnson said:

    Dear Brickey Family,I just heard about Mia yesterday and have not stopped thinking of you! You are an amazingly strong family and we are all thinking of you and hoping for the best. I love you and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.Love,Ash (Trolley Wing Co)
    Ashley Johnson

  626. Janice Lunt said:

    We love you and send our prayers and positive energy your way! With lots of love….the lunt family…Mark, Janice, Naomi, Jackson and Ashley
    Janice Lunt

  627. Helena Corrales said:


    I have to say you fill most of my thoughts and prayers since Sunday evening. I just picture you dancing your (not) Birthday Dance at Tucano’s last month, the last time I saw you. Can’t wait to make your favorite treat soon.  

    Helena Corrales

  628. Bob and Wendy Steiner said:

    To the Brickey Family,
    We can’t imagine the anguish you must feel for your beautiful daughter.We are wishing a speedy and full recovery for her. Our thoughts and prayers to all of you.
    Bob and Wendy Steiner

  629. Leigh Ann Morse said:

    Rachel and I were lying on her bed last night and she was talking about when you, Maddie and Rachel baked and sold cupcakes at the King’s English. You all seemed so industrious and focused on your goal: raising money for Invisible Children. We both smiled at the memory.
    We  loook forward to more bake sales. We’re sending you healing energy and strength as you move through this time in the hospital. And, for your parents, we send wishes for peaceful hearts.
    Leigh Ann Morse

  630. jennifer cowley condon said:

    Tom - 
    WE LOVE YOU and therefore LOVE your family. Stay positive for Heidi, Eli and of course your beloved Mia!  Know that there are many, many people who will always be here for you…..and being that you are someone who has always shown compassion for all – may you feel some comfort in knowing how much love in the world belongs to you and yours. 

    May God’s tender mercies touch Mia today and always ~ 
    love always, jennifer cowley condon

    jennifer cowley condon

  631. margot miller said:

    Mia and family…As I have been hugging my little ones and saying I love you to them, you and your family are at the forefront of my thoughts and I squeeze each ounce of love, strength, compassion, and hope out and send it your way. Challenges are so difficult, feel so overwhelming at times, so I agree positive baby steps are the foundation for anything great and everything powerful and amazing. Mia…you bring brightness and color to this world, so at this time, as my favorite Japanese character (Kebakeba) does, we send you our colors to help brighten that natural shine of yours and to help you recover your brightness and color. Shine on!!love,Ms. Miller (7th grade)
    margot miller

  632. Jeff Stronk said:

    Heidi and Tom,
    Mia does have beautiful eyes! My heart is breaking for you! There is no place better than Primary’s though.  The Doctors and staff are second to none. When we thought we were going to lose Gracie, our Daughter, to N.E.C. after she was born at 29 weeks, they came through like no other. She is now 7 and living a great life. Mia will come through this!  
    Take care and be strong
    All of us at Treasure are putting Mia in our thoughts and prayers!
    Jeff Stronk
    Jeff Stronk

  633. Hi to the Brickey family –
    What a beautful young lady! I just want you to know that my thoughts are with all of you and I will pray for Mia’s swift recovery and for strength for the rest of the family!
    God Bless you all and I know that the love and strength you have as a family will get you through this!
    Best Wishes,
    Cathi Reed
    Cathi Reed

  634. Kathy Gundersen said:

    So HAPPY to hear that those beautiful eyes are open! Continuing wishing, hoping and praying for MiaBella’s recovery.Love to all the Brickeys.Kathy
    Kathy Gundersen

  635. Sophia Lambert said:

    Hello Brickey’s
    We have only had the opportunity to get to know you all this spring and watch Mia play soccer on the field. We can’t wait to have you all over for the follow up BBQ with more great times ahead. I have great pictures of the tournament I will send your way.  <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

    So happy to hear of Mia’s positive baby steps.  We think of you all day, every day and are sending the positive energy, strength, and hope that those baby steps keep you all movingforward. I am sure it will take time but she will start running ahead again before you know it. 

    The Lambert’s:  Rob, Sophia, Casie & Haylee

    Sophia Lambert

  636. Dear Tom and Heidi,
    Mia Bella is at the forefront of my thoughts and is now on the prayer list at our church.  We pray for God’s healing power, and to just let you know, we have some powerful prayers in our church!
    Bob Best

  637. Hector Negroni said:


    You are in the prayers of the Negroni Family.

    Hector and Joan Negroni
    Hector Negroni

  638. Barry Johnson said:

    LOVE hearing good news about MiaBella. Thank you for sharing her story with your patients, friends and family. You have a wonderful strength Tom and I bet MiaBella has that same spirit.  We’re thinking of you guys.
    Barry Johnson

  639. Stacia, Dave, Finn, and Beck Sidlow said:

    While I don’t know your family personally, I have heard many wonderful things about all of you, especially Mia, from my husband, Dave Sidlow.  I just wanted to send our love and support to your family.  You are in our thoughts.  And, yes, I have given my little ones and extra hugs and kisses since I heard the news.
    One baby step at a time.  And, don’t forget to breathe.
    Stacia, Dave, Finn, and Beck Sidlow

  640. Alison Anderson said:

    Hi, Tom and Heidi–

    I’m Livia Anderson’s mom and we just wanted to wish Mia and your family well.  Eli is a sweetheart and we are so glad Mia is doing better today.


    Alison Anderson 
    Alison Anderson

  641. Richard Fairlamb said:

    MiaBella,   All best wishes for a speedy and full recovery–from Texas–from Richard Fairlamb, one of GrandPa Bob’s USAFA ClassMates.
    Richard Fairlamb

  642. Namaste’ Tom and Heidi!
    Was so shocked to see the e-mail about MiaBella! Our thoughts, prayers, good wishes, and everything else positive are being sent your way for MiaBella’s quick and full recovery! I know how incredibly draining this is for you both…..know that we are here and would do anything we could to help you! Take care of yourselves….as she will need your strength as she recovers!!!
    Love to you both!
    Linda Lamb
    Linda Lamb

  643. Jim Cassidy said:

    Dear Tom & Heidi,
    I am a USAFA classmate of your Dads. My wife Judy and I will keep you all in our prayers and pray for a speedy recovery for Mia. We know only too well the anguish of a parent when their child, regardless of age, has a serious medical condition. Our son, an Army veteran, has been battling ALS for 13 years and was recently put on a ventilator. His friends recently held a Beef n Beer benefit to help with the at home nursing care not provided by the VA. Your Dad and other members of the Class of ’61 were very generous in supporting that effort. I hope our prayers for your entire family help repay your Dads generousity.
    Jim Cassidy
    Jim Cassidy

  644. Laurie Hilyer said:

    Dear Tom, Heidi, Mia and Eli,
         We send our hugs and healing energy!  One of my favorite Mia moments was pulling her and her cousins on a sled through a blizzard in Brighton to eat chocolate chip cookies at our house.  She liked them!  Let us know when she’s ready for more.  Keep Blinking
    with TLC,
    Tom Laurie and Carson
    Laurie Hilyer

  645. Gayle Zompa said:

    Dear Mia and all your Family,
    You and all around you are in my thoughts and prayers.  I wish you a quick and speedy flight to recovery and all the joys of growing up.
    God bless, Gayle Zompa  (Ed “61)
    Gayle Zompa

  646. Whitney Evans said:

    Tom and Heidi,
    I just hear of Mia’s illness and your situation hours ago. Interestingly, I
    have thought of both of you on separate occasions, very often over the past few
    As I try to wrap my head and heart around what you are all going through, I want
    you to know that I am full of love. I see Mia up, dancing and breaking boards.
    I send my love and light, my strength and humility to her, to both of you and
    to Eli.
    I have lit a candle, which will burn until Mia returns home healthy.

    I am always here with an ear and a hug.I love you all very much.

    Whitney Evans

  647. Jen DeVries said:

    We love you guys so much and are praying for MiaBella.  Remember to let go of what you can’t control and know that we are always here for you.  Breathe.  Love.  Be.Love ~ The DeVries family
    Jen DeVries

  648. Kate Ferguson said:

    Dear Tom and Heidi,I am a Rowland Hall parent and I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting you, but I will indeed send positive thoughts, prayers and love in your direction, and look forward to meeting Mia when she is back in action. All our very best. Kate, Hugh and Lily Ferguson (kindergartener)
    Kate Ferguson

  649. Sharon Alderman said:

    I am glad to hear that things with Mia are improving, even a little bit!  Focus on those blue eyes!  Surely she knows that you love her dearly–as I do all of you!
    Sharon Alderman

  650. kristin dieseth said:

    Dear Tom,Heidi and the rest of the family.
    I only met you guys once, when we wisited SLC from Norway.There was something about you guys that made me happy and i thought to my self while sitting in your kitchen,”wow, what a family, i can only pray to have a family like that once”.  And ufcorse there Mia stood with a beautiful face and a huge, warm smile and said  “hi, who are you”? From there and the four hours we were there, we were pals. Not many kids in her age would opened up to a strangers that fast and that says a whole lot about her,what a killer peronality-wow! When i see her picture here i`m sitting  and writing you this i can only smile watching her wonderful face. My thoughts are with you guys and my prayers are with Mia. A girl like that is a fighter and she will fight her way back so i can come and visit your amazingly and beautiful family again and get another lesson from Mia in how to brush my teeth`s properly. Much Love from Oslo an KM, sending all my love to all of you and a special KM-love to Mia. โค  <3  <3  โค
    kristin dieseth

  651. Wayne Haring said:

    Our prayers our for you and we wish God’s Blessings on you.
    Wayne & Erna Haring
    Wayne Haring

  652. Trel & Dick Coppock said:

    Dear Family:
    “Family” …you are you know, as are all our 1961 Academy classmates and their families.  Know that our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with MiaBella and your entire family.  We wish you God’s continuing presence and blessings, aand will follow progress continuously.
    Trel & Dick Coppock

  653. Anne Oliver said:

    Dear Tom and Heidi-

    My thoughts are with you.  You are such good, strong people and Mia is so lucky to have you beside her, loving her and fighting and healing right along side her.  Remember her first real baby steps and how she soon learned to run.

    Anne Oliver
    Anne Oliver

  654. Sorry to hear about Mia. The way we all love all our kids I can only imagine what you guys are feeling.
    Hoping for a positive outcome and sending a ton of love.
    -Porkchop,  Heidi and JG
    Joe Prokop

  655. Michele Christiansen said:

    Brickey Family-
    The Ashdown Family (Neil, Andrea, Roman, Siena and Bella Mei) wanted me to pass on their well wishes and tell you that they are praying for each of you all the way from China (for some reason, the Chinese won’t allow Andrea access to this site?).  Roman says to “stay strong Mia!”
    Michele Christiansen

  656. Wayne Jones said:

    I was one of Bob’s roommates at the AF Academy, and we went to pilot training together.  Bob and Jan are two of our very favorite people.  We were so saddened to hear the news of the serious medical problems your beautiful daughter is encountering.  It is just so hard when they are so young to have these things happen.  But kids are strong and resilient and have a way of recovering when older folks may not.  Please know that you and Mia are in our thoughts and prayers, and we are hoping for a good and fast recovery.  We wish for you all the strength, love, and care that only God can bring.  Love, Wayne and Mary Jones 
    Wayne Jones

  657. Gregg Chisolm said:

    T.H.E.M – LOVE to all of you from Karen and I.  We are in Nicaragua and heard of Mia’s illness.  We know she has the best care possible and the best family supporting her, and a huge extended family that is available for anything and everything.  Hugs to all and Hang in there, sometimes the longest roads are the most beautiful.We will be back in SLC in 10 days and are standing by to help in any way.  Love Gregg and Karen
    Gregg Chisolm

  658. Fiona McGann said:

    Mia, you are the happiest, awesome, and fun girl I know. Me, along with all your friends, are making cards, praying, loging into your Guestbook, anything we can. You are in our minds and hearts all the time. And Mia if your parents are reading this to you just know… If being nice would keep you safe, you would have never gotten sick.Written by Fiona, with love from everyone!!!!
    Fiona McGann

  659. Judy Cassidy said:

    Although Cass already left a message, I wanted to add a word or two. We have had some really scary events in our life and hopefully learned something from it all.  The most supportive method we found when dealing with our son Jim’s ALS, was given to us by our priest.  “One day at a time and that is what you focus on, the next day you focus on that day, but you don’t look at the big picture because you don’t know what that is;  you simply focus on your child.” Somehow or another (and at times you are just taking baby steps) you are able to walk through the darkest times knowing that you are never alone.  By not looking at what you might assume is the big picture, you don’t needlessly scare your self with all the what if’s and the maybe’s.

     We also took the advice of my Dr.’s in a different place and time many years ago which was to only listen to his voice.  So often well meaning people tend to relate their experience or what happened to someone else or what they perceive is going to occur which ramps up your anxiety level. Your Doctor’s voice is always the one to focus on and if it works for you, take notes, because in moments of anxiety you can always review what was said, between patient and Doctor, this helps a lot. 
    Please know that you have a tremendous support group, the Class of 61 is simply amazing and are always a keystroke or phone call away if you need them.  Compassion and kindness and a willingness to provide what ever help and assistance they can give, we have really been blessed to know them.

    Judy Cassidy (Jim)

    Judy Cassidy

  660. Fiona McGann said:

    Mia,I love you soooooooo much!! I hope you get better asap! I miss seeing your bright happy cheery face! โค And as soon as you are better, you tell those doctors to let visitors come; cause trust me you will never be alone!You have made such an impact on all of us! I love you, get better!Fiona
    Fiona McGann

  661. Grace Greis said:

    Mia, I love you so much! I was just watching the PSA you are in and I miss your smile! You looked so happy and I can’t wait until you are back on your feet and your healthy self again. Xo, Grace
    Grace Greis

  662. Les Schneider said:

    My family and I have been praying the Rosary (we’re Catholic!) this week ever since we received the news about Mia Bella. We are very happy to receive the good news about her progress and will continue to pray for her complete recovery. God is merciful and good. We can all take courage that our prayers will be heard.God bless you all.(Bob’s ’61 classmate)
    Les Schneider

  663. Sarah Eatmon said:

    Mia, Get well soon. We all miss you so much and we’re exited for you to come back to school. My family and I are sending positive wishes and we love you.
    Sarah Eatmon

  664. Michael Rawlins said:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Mike & Ginny Rawlins (Class of ’61 USAFA)
    Michael Rawlins

  665. Olyvia Mugweh said:

    Dear Mia, I really miss you. I, at this moment, am crying. I know you will get better because I am fighting for it and I know you will win. The 6th graders won the battle of the classes. Everybody is wishing you the best, we all have hearts on our hands that say Mia. You are in my prayers and I wish I could see you smile. Every time you laugh a part in my heart warms up. I want you to know that I love you and I know you will get through this. I think about you everyday and think about how lucky I am to have you as a friend. I remember the time when we were at the banquet and you put the fake bullet on your head and everybody started to laugh. I REALLY MISS YOU MIABELLA.                      Love,                        Olyvia
    Olyvia Mugweh

  666. twy williams said:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  Hold fast and continue to recover.  We are counting on you. 
    twy williams

  667. carolyn and bud mccollum said:

    So sorry to hear of Mia’s trouble. We will keep her and the family in daily thoughts and prayers, and look forward to hearing of “baby steps” of improvement. Our love to all, Carolyn and Bud McCollum
    carolyn and bud mccollum

  668. Jenni Maheras said:

    We just want you to know that we are praying for you to get better soon! We love you and can’t wait for you to get better and come to Pocatello and play. Stay strong sweet girl!!
    Steve, Jenni, Jack and Lily
    Jenni Maheras

  669. Angela Sonne said:

    Hi Tom and Heidi,
    I just wanted to tell you that your precious little Mia will be in my thoughts daily and wish her a fast recovery. I am so, so sorry you are having to go through this as a family. I have had to learn to appreciate our gifts and our little miracles and hug and kiss them and tell them I love them everytime I see them. I look forward to her “positive baby steps” and updates.
    Much Love,
    Angie Sonne (Leonard)
    Angela Sonne

  670. Marti Frankovich said:

    Heidi & Tom,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and Mia.  If I can help in any way, please let me know.  I am fishing in Colo. now after a wonderful trip to my home town, Coats, Kansas, and a fabulous reunion with classmates and family.  We will return to SLC this weekend.

    My kindest regards,
    Marti Frankovich
    Marti Frankovich

  671. Janelle Bauer said:

    Tom, Heidi, Mia and Eli,
    We are sending positive energy to you and Mia. We hope she continues to improve.
    Janelle, Kincade and Kinley Bauer
    Janelle Bauer

  672. Holly Wyatt-Rosse said:

    I heard about Mia yesterday through my mom, Helen Wyatt.  Mia has been in my thoughts and prayers ever since.  I want you both to know that people are rallying around your family from near and far and we all hope for a quick recovery and that Tom and Heidi are blessed with strength and comfort during this unimaginable time.
    Peace be with you,
    Holly Wyatt-Rosse

  673. Tom and Heidi
    Kathleen and I are with you all the way.
    Positive vibes.
    Gus Gilman

  674. kathy harrington said:

    Hi Dear Mia,
    You are so cute.  I’ve never met you, only seen all the pictures around
    the office.  You look a little bit like both your folks.  You won’t believe
    this, but I drive all the way to Salt Lake City to just see them and I let
    both of them help me keep my smile as pretty as yours.  I love your mom
    and dad and they need for you to jump out of the bed and dance around.
    Give your dad a karate chop for me, better yet, give them a big smile
    and soon any day, a big hug.

    Your secret friend in Wilson, Wyoming  were the dear, antelope
    grizzly’s, elk and wolves are all running about.  Waiting for you…….
    kathy harrington

  675. Dear Mia,
    Everybody is fighting for you and wish you well! Get better soon! We really miss you.
    Joey Amiel
    Joey Amiel

  676. Jim Wissler said:

    Tom and Heidi, it’s the difficult times in life when we find out what contributors each of us is to others lives.  Reading all the love and prayers on Mia’s website reminds me how remarkable your family is.  It’s coming back in spades. May the power of prayer heal Mia and your hearts.
    Love, Jim and Julie Wissler
    Jim Wissler

  677. Mae Rodgers said:

    Dear Mia, 
    I hope you get well soon. We all love you and we really miss you at school! Me and my family are hoping and praying you get better a soon as possible. I know you will get through this, and be stronger than ever. I miss you and am excited to see you again. 
    Mae Rodgers

  678. dear brickey family,
     my whole family is keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Get better soon mia!! 

    lane brusa

  679. Charlie Stebbins said:

    Bob & Jan–
    Our prayers are with you and, of course, with MiaBella. Please know that everyday we will be thinking of you all and hoping for the best. We miss you two and hope to see you at USAFA in November for our 50th! Keep up your spirits. We are all pulling for you.
    God bless,
    Charlie & Sarah
    Charlie Stebbins

  680. Laurene Vickers said:

    Dear Tom & Heidi,
    I had to sign in again after reading your new entry.
    Just on Tuesday, I was coming home from geocaching and passed by Rowland Hall where traffic was heavy from parents picking up kids. I had seen Heidi there before picking up the kids so I looked for her. I had no idea until I saw my email at home.

    I have 2 memories about Mia that stand out. I remember many years ago – 11 in fact, going to dinner with you guys, maybe to Curry in a Hurry, and Mia was still in Heidi’s tummy. Flash forward to a few years later when I stopped by to visit and Mia showed me some moves she could do from that rope hanging from your ceiling.

    You guys are awesome parents and will pull thru this. You’ll all look back on this as one of the hiccups in the road, just like the time in the ER having head stitches placed. You have one tough little girl there who is very resilient.

    Stay strong and use the support of the numerous people who love thembricks – many who have already written – to ride on when you feel down. 

    With much love, Laurene

    Laurene Vickers

  681. Sommer Glasgow said:


    I miss seeing your gorgeous face around school. You always brighten everyones day. You are the strongest girl I know and I know for a fact that you will get through this. Your eyes have not left my mind since we were 4 years old.  I love you to pieces and I miss you!! 


    Sommer Glasgow

  682. Vivian McCarthy said:

    Dear Heidi and TomOur love, prayers and thoughts are with you every minute.  Whata beautiful child and I will remember her always at the RHSM 6th grade grandparents day.  So cute and friendly.  We know she will be well soon.  You all have such love, support and prayers from friends as well as people you don’t know.  We hold you in our heart and pray for Mias.xoxoxoVivian and Neil McCarthy
    Vivian McCarthy

  683. Dear Mia,
    You may know my daughters Caity (7th) and Maddie (5th) Kwun. We have heard you play the trombone at various concerts throughout the year. Wow, you are a beautiful player. Through your playing, we can feel your energy and verve for life… you have a gift and we look forward to the next concert.
    Fight strong and keep that beautiful smile and energy going!
    With strength and love,
    patty, bobby, caity and maddie
    patty yun

  684. Randy Cubero said:

    Tom and Heidi,
       This is from Randy and Jan Cubero in Colorado Springs.  You and Mia are in our thoughts and prayers for a total and complete recovery.  Bob and Janice are our dearest friends from the USAFA class of 1961 and we share in their grandparenting sorrow at the thought of what Mia is going through.  In moments like these we can only trust is God’s will and in his Master Plan for all of us. 
    Love to all,
    Randy and Jan
    Randy Cubero

  685. Erik Christiansen said:

    What you wrote today brought tears to my eyes.  Mia is incredibly lucky to have you two as parents.  Your positive energy, love and passion will no doubt provide her with all of the wonderful and positive things she needs to recover.  How you had the strength and focus to write as beautifully as you did today is amazing.  I am in awe of what a wonderful family you have.  Thanks for the inspiration.
    Erik Christiansen

  686. Luke Roberts said:

    Dear Mia
    I hope that you get better very soon. You are in all of our thoughts and prayers. We all miss you at school. Keep fighting and hold on. We will all be so happy when you are well and come back to school. Hold strong and don’t give up. We all have hope in you. See you soon!
    Luke Roberts
    Luke Roberts

  687. Hi Tom and Heidi,
    Heartfelt prayers are being sent your way from all of us in Bellevue. I will keep this message brief; just know that while many of us cannot relate to this most painful time in your life, all of us as parents know the agony of watching our children suffer and the frustration of feeling so helpless.  There are no words that can be said to help any of us make sense of something that is so senseless; but even so, I hope my humble attempt to do so will provide you some comfort. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you travel this unfamiliar journey with sweet, beautiful little girl. We are all h