Charlie Teo’s angel grows her wings: Hundreds of mourners gather to farewell little Milli Lucas, 14, dressed in her favourite colour – as her brother tearfully farewells his ‘best friend’
- Milli Lucas has been farewelled at a funeral service at Optus Stadium in Perth
Dr Charlie Teo’s ‘miracle girl’ Milli Lucas has been farewelled by hundreds of mourners wearing turquoise blue at a service at the home of her beloved Fremantle Football Club.
The Perth teen, who died from brain cancer last Mondayfour weeks after celebrating her 14th birthday, was remembered as ‘brave, talented and happy’.
Milli first made headlines when she was diagnosed with a brain tumour and flew to Sydney to be operated on by Dr Teo in June 2019.
Doctors had deemed it inoperable though Dr Teo managed to remove 98 per cent of the tumour and called her his ‘miracle girl’ but sadly her cancer returned last March.
Milli Lucas was farewelled in front of hundreds of mourners at Perth’s Optus Stadium on Thursday
Milli’s casket was driven to the stadium, flanked by her family and friends wearing turquoise blue
Milli’s family, including mother Monica Smirk, father Grant Lucas, sister Tessa and brother Joel with Sprite the family dog, at the service
Milli’s brother Joel were among those who spoke at the funeral service in Perth on Thursday
Milli’s younger brother Joel and sister Tess were among the speakers at the service at Optus Stadium.
‘The thing I will miss the most is when she would say “Mate”,’ Joel said.
‘I’m pretty sure everyone will miss that.’
Tess said: ‘You are now in a better place, and no longer in pain’.
‘Knowing that makes it a little bit easier to start comprehending that you’re gone.’
Milli’s life was celebrated at Optus Stadium in Perth, which is the home of her beloved Fremantle Football Club
Mourners at Milli’s funeral service wore turquoise blue at the request of her family
Staff and players of Milli’s beloved Fremantle Dockers football team were among the mourners
Fremantle Dockers players including Nat Fyfe were among those in attendance at the service
Among the hundreds of mourners at the funeral service was the Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan