Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles; so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 2 Cor. 1:3-4
Carlisle, along with her friend, Elaine, designed this vintage camper t-shirt to benefit the Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief – Milla’s House. Milla’s House offers free individual and group services for children, teens, and adults who are grieving the death of a loved one.
The mission of Milla’s House is to provide a safe environment for children, teens and adults to explore and express their feelings related to the death of a loved one and learn to thrive in a world without that special person.
Milla’s House was named after Milla Gieselmann, a beautiful, spunky, six-year-old girl who died after battling a rare neurodegenerative genetic disease known as Batten’s Disease. Milla’s younger sister, Elle, was also diagnosed with the genetic disease. The Gieselmann’s oldest daughter, Ann Carlylse tested negative for the disease and is healthy.
Milla’s parents, Dana and Frazer, receive counseling from the Center for Good Grief in Collierville and greatly benefit from the services provided. The Center for Good Grief is so instrumental in their ongoing grief journey, the Gieselmann’s partnered with the Center for Good Grief to open a second location known as "Milla’s House”. The second location allows for the Center for Good Grief to expand its mission to a larger portion of the grief community.
Carlisle wanted to do something to honor Milla and her family in the month of November as Milla’s life on earth began and ended in November. Carlisle’s hope is that the proceeds from the sale of her shirt provide funding for Milla’s House so that more people receive counseling from this amazing organization that helps provide comfort to many, many grieving families. Please consider joining Carlisle by supporting Milla’s House.