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Wednesday, 11/23/2011, 10:26 am

Help The Miller Family This Holiday Season And Donate

UFC Middleweight fighter Dan Miller is currently involved in one of the biggest fights of his life, fighting to keep his son Danny Miller Jr. alive.  Danny Miller Jr. was born with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder which causes multiple cysts to develop on the kidneys in groups. As the cysts develop they begin to inhibit kidney function causing diminished production or potentially complete renal failure. PKD can develop in two forms, autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive.  This means his kidneys are producing cysts and preventing normal kidney function. It has gotten bad enough to where he has already had both kidney’s removed, and is waiting for a new kidney, which will be coming from his aunt.

As of right now Danny Jr. is doing well enough to be at home, but has to go through daily dialysis, use a feeding tube and take many medications. This has also affected Danny Jr. physically, he isn’t growing as a little one should and is also going through physical therapy to help him keep up his strength. He truly is a fighter just like his daddy. Even when he gets his new kidney, Danny Jr. will forever have to take anti-rejection medications to keep his body from rejecting the kidney. All of this is not cheap, especially when Dan’s health insurance is only covering half the procedure to remove and give him a donor kidney. Not to mention all of his treatment and medications cost about $10,000 a month which the insurance is only partially covering as well.

The Miller’s has set up the Danny Miller Jr. Foundation in hopes of raising money to help cover the costs of this intensive treatment. The next upcoming fundraiser for this extraordinary boy is the AMA Fight Club MMA Seminar, which is December 3, 2011 at 831 Route 10 East, Whippany, NJ. You can go online to the their website HERE to buy tickets to the event or to donate via paypal. We are asking all of our MMA fans to help out one of the best Middleweight fighters in the sport in his time of need.


16 Responses to “Help The Miller Family This Holiday Season And Donate”

  1. aaxantonio says:

    wow that sux, i hoping for the best for dan and his family

  2. GRT 3000 says:

    Shit man, that is terrible. My heart goes out to Dan and his family and especially the little one. I’ll give what I can on paypal, and hope others do the same.

  3. Jose Asebedo says:

    Thats sux to hear. Is this what his daughter died from last year?

  4. Creature says:

    Dan may not be a champion but he is a hell of a warrior, this is something no father/mother should have to go through, ill donate what i can to help for sure.. im kind of surprised uncle Dana hasnt stepped in to help out.. he usually does in cases like this.. especially for someone who always entertains and steps up when needed.

  5. James says:

    DONATE NOW! A child should be the LAST one suffering!!!

  6. magoo says:

    Beat me to the punch 40,Dana the Fertittas and Zuffa,need to look after the family,Dan’s stepped in when you needed him!,now he needs you…..make it right.

  7. Mike Diaz says:

    I curse that PKD and command it to wither and die in the NAME of JESUS!!!!!! TEAM PENN

  8. tommy says:

    say a prayer for these ppl nd their baby, they deserve it

  9. Saddest news ever! May god bless them and shine his face on them!

  10. THE INUK says:

    Although its not that much ima definitely donate what I can.. I also hope dana gets involved in this

  11. JIm says:

    Man, this is horrible, poor kid. My kid fell down the stairs yesterday while I was at work. I flipped out on my wife, I don’t know if I could go through something like this. I hope I never do. Hang in there guys.

    God Bless…

  12. MMA Fan says:

    My heart hurts for their family! I sure hope as well the deep pockets in the UFC will help.

  13. spiritsplice says:

    Sounds like a hopeless battle. Why prolong the kids suffering? Money can’t fix this.

  14. GET RID OF FITCH says:

    Didn ‘t Dana donate like 50k for some kid surgery like in the Philipines. More than likely he’s already helping out. My heart goes out to the Miller family and I will give what i can Via pay pal. very sad. To the guy that says money can’t fix this wouldn’t you want to do everything possible if it were your kid? I say give the kid life at any cost

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