Mia Michaux Carroll
Knowing that this week Mia's husband, David, and her mother Candice faced decisions on her behalf is almost surreal. They worked with her physicians and prayed for her well-being. I have been with David and Candice (Mia's mother) since Thursday night.
Other friends and family have been here too. I know God is looking down on them and they have demonstrated strength and grace that is humbling. Mia was in the best of care with a dedicated team of doctors and nurses who exemplify dedication, expertise, courage and compassion.
May God give Mia's family the peace they need going forward in this most difficult time and allow us to provide a small blanket of comfort for them in their time of need.
I have spent many moments thinking back on all of the wonderful times I have had with David and Mia throughout the years. Take some time today to do the same and send your positive thoughts and prayers on behalf of Mia.
I was devastated when Mia’s husband David called me last week to say she was in the hospital. I learned that her heart condition had taken a sudden and unexpected turn for the worse, setting off a chain of events.
My witty, charming, dynamic, and loving friend of 20 years was in terrible distress. Over the following days, I spent several hours with David, Candice (Mia's mom), and Jon (among other friends) at Vassar Brothers hospital. We prayed and listened to the physicians who have been dedicated and attentive. But the prognosis has shown us we need to: “Let Go and Let God.”
It is with deep sadness that I watched a friend, with whom I shared so much (including a first name), endure thus. I will never forget her smile, her beauty, her humor, her insights, and the long 'girlfriend' talks we shared. We are thankful she is receiving excellent care and love.
Mia received extensive hospital care, including transportation via helicopter to Vassar Brothers hospital. A group of us thought that establishing this fund to help cover the expenses (which their insurance will not) would be a meaningful way of demonstrating support. Any contribution you can make would be greatly appreciated. We hope you will keep Mia and David in your thoughts and prayers.
I would like to personally thank everyone who attended Mia's Celebration of Life on this past Sunday at the Riverside Church. Judging from the feedback I received from so many of you, it was received as a touching and sacred event that honored our dear Mia in a manner that she would have been proud of. Your heartfelt condolences and prayers have sustained me and the rest of the family through this tragic ordeal. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for that.
For now, my attention is turning inward as I try to put together the pieces of my life and chart a path forward. In due time, I will also be focusing on the establishment of the Mia Michaux Carroll Foundation which I'm sure will become an important part of my healing and life going forward. I know that some of you will join me on this part of the journey. If you wish to get involved, please send an email to mmcheartnyc [at] gmail.com.
Finally, I've attached some pictures from Sunday here as well for those who may not have been able to attend.
With all of my love and appreciation,
Dear Friend --
Please join me and the family in a Celebration of Mia's life on this coming Sunday, March 13 at 6:30pm at the Riverside Church in Manhattan.
The formal announcement is attached.
I look forward to sharing this special event with you.
With peace and love,
The Riverside Church is located at the intersection of 120th Street and Riverside Drive in Manhattan. There is no free parking available at the church. Parking is available in the lot underneath the church for approximately $30.