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Get Up Off Your Wallets and Donate a Few Bucks to Dan Miller’s Baby Boy’s Kidney Transplant Fund


( The Millers and the toughest fighter in the family, Danny Jr.)

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting Dan Miller, you’d know that he is one of the nicest and most accommodating fighters on the UFC roster. What many of you may not know is that Dan and his wife Kristin have been on a rollercoaster the past two years, having lost their daughter Alexis shortly after she was born and learning soon after that their infant son, Danny Jr. has a rare, and often fatal disorder known as autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease.

Danny is on daily dialysis and is awaiting  a kidney transplant from his aunt as his are more than triple the size that they should be and are filled with cysts. The surgery will allow Danny to live a much more normal life, but the procedure and aftercare are not cheap. His medication after the operation, the Millers were told by Danny’s specialist, will cost upwards of $10,000 per month, and will only be partially covered by their insurance provider. To top it all off, only part of his operation will be covered by their HMO.

I had a chance to talk to Dan last year at the MMA Expo in Toronto about the struggles his family has endured and how difficult it is to keep his mind on training and fighting when he knows that his son is fighting a much tougher and important fight in a children’s hospital miles away. The story is a heart wrenching one, and as a parent I don’t know how they cope as well as they do with the situation while maintaining their everyday responsibilities.

Miller’s coaches and teammates at AMA Fight Club in East Whippany, NJ have set up a site to collect donations for the Millers to help offset the medical costs that keep piling up.

They are also holding a seminar on December 3 to raise money for the Daniel James Miller Foundation. The four-hour seminar will feature a BJJ/wrestling seminar led by Dan and Jim Miller and their teammate Charlie Brenneman, and will also include a Muay Thai seminar. There will also be autographed UFC and Strikeforce memorabilia giveaways and free AMA FC membership draws at the event.

For more info on Danny’s disease or the Daniel James Miller Foundation, click HERE.

Information on the seminar can be found here on the DJMF Facebook page HERE.

Alternatively, you can donate via PayPal HERE.

Lets help one of the good guys in the sport enjoy the holidays without the stress of wondering if he will be able to provide the necessities of life for his little boy.

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entropee- November 24, 2011 at 11:58 am
xeno, you're getting a little too close to eugenics in my opinion. To start laying blame on the parents because of their DNA is kinda fucked up.
Mike Russell- November 23, 2011 at 5:07 pm
TARDO Ortiz Says:
"Ya how dare they help a dying child……..I donated and I’m broker than Cage Potato is illiterate"

Oh, the irony. Considering you think "broker" is the proper word in this context, perhaps we're less illiterate than you assume.
XENOPHON- November 23, 2011 at 3:10 pm
@TARDO
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I wiped my ass earlier this morning, is that worth mentioning too? If you want to help the Miller's, go help - just stop talking about it - and help.
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@Kid_Clam
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Your not alone, as now I have a little sister with Leukemia. At least I know you somewhat, and care that your sibling died. Its no fun.
NewGuy- November 23, 2011 at 2:54 pm
I agree that its not Dana's Responsibility. It cost a lot for these fighters to insure THEMSELVES, not there family members, so I am sure he does have insurance, but as most of us know they do not seem to cover as much as we would like. But that's not our business. The matter is, is that this poor little innocent guy needs our help, and if I have to short change someone on my Xmas list this year to help save this little guys life, then that is whats gonna happen. If they don't understand, Tough Shit, cause I already made my donation. Good Luck Little Miller!! I Gotcha In My Prayers!
TARDO Ortiz- November 23, 2011 at 11:52 am
Ya how dare they help a dying child........I donated and I'm broker than Cage Potato is illiterate
XENOPHON- November 23, 2011 at 11:13 am
@RSparrow and RwilsonR
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What the fuck are you two going to say - the kid is fucked up, who else do you phrase it? It wasn't your DNA, or my DNA that caused it, its was his parents. Who's fault is it that the kid is fucked up, his parents would be the closest answer. They already had one kid die due to genetic abnormalities. Some people cut their loses after one dead kid, others give it another shot.

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A kid in pain, I don't like the thought, but he real, neither of you ever met the family, or that kid...so don't get sideways or wishy-washy on me. 21,000 kids (allot of little fucking kids) die each day on this planet.
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Put it this way men, I think of them as often as they think of me. Even if anyone here wanted to help, there is not much anyone can do but suggest to the Miller family - they eat the medical bills for the time being and then go ahead and file bankruptcy like every other American when the time makes sense.
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That's the way it works in developed countries, they Miller's won't need to pay a cent for junior if they work the system...and why the fuck is CP posting such ultra personal and sympathetic bullshit anyway?

Call me fucked up if you want, just don't all me a fucking liar.
Kid Clam Curtains- November 23, 2011 at 10:45 am
I just donated. I've had a sibling die while waiting for a transplant.
RwilsonR- November 23, 2011 at 8:35 am
I don't get why everyone is up in arms that Dana somehow owes it to Miller to pay for this. Why? Because he's rich? I hope Dana does help Miller out, but if he does it is his decision and done out of the kindness in his heart. Not because he is obligated to.
And if you want to encourage Dana to help, you might want to try asking nicely, not shitting all over him.
peacexxl- November 23, 2011 at 6:27 am
So you can all afford computers and presumably high speed internet for MMA blogs and porn, but when it comes to helping a child stay alive it is DW's responsibility? This is America! Stop trying to tell someone else how to spend thier money and step the fuck up pussies!
SnackDaddy- November 23, 2011 at 2:59 am
If Dana doesn't pay for the entire treatment of Miller's son (which i am sure he will as otherwise it'll be a big PR disaster for him and the UFC), he's gotta be the bigest dick ever.
RSparrow- November 22, 2011 at 11:15 pm
"Enjoy your custom shirts dana, you’ll be lucky to afford a UFC paperview, when this is over" LOL... alright bro.
Stayton- November 22, 2011 at 10:09 pm
Let me explain something to you all right now! Dana White is going to pay for every medical need of this kid. No not out of the goodness of his heart, but because I'm going to make sure every major sports or any other media knows about this. About this parasite of a human being, that sucks everything out of these men, and allows their kids to die for lack of money or health care. Enjoy your custom shirts dana, you'll be lucky to afford a UFC paperview, when this is over.
I have loved watching mma. I respect the mens ability to push themselves as far as they can. And I would hate to see it go under. But I have never been so easy to let something go that I like alot as I am the UFC. I am boycotting and informing. Anybody can write an article, or make a comment, but it's in all your power to do something about it. If any of you have children, and would put yourselves in harms way to provide for them. Please join me for the life of this kid. Contact the media, representatives whoever, and let them know what about dana's callous leadership. That means you too CagePotato.
RwilsonR- November 22, 2011 at 9:57 pm
@ XENO - now I'm the first to admit that MRuss has a pretty low threshold for what he deems inappropriate, but I have to agree with him that your comment he quoted may have gone juuuusssst a touch over the line.
RwilsonR- November 22, 2011 at 9:53 pm
Let's start a very polite twitter campaign to ask Dana to step up on this one. This might even be worth me actually seeing what this twitter thing is all about.
NukeBlast- November 22, 2011 at 7:45 pm
Its cold out here but we can get free kidneys.


Nukeblast
Quebec, Canada
SuckMySkyWalker- November 22, 2011 at 7:20 pm
Hey Dana White you fat fuck. You Shrek look-a-like. You cunt muscle. You fucking balding sac of turd. Why dont you take care of your fighters and their needs you dip-shit capitalistic dictator. You fuck head. I hate your kids also. Good luck to the Miller family.
shitbag- November 22, 2011 at 7:06 pm
FUCK YOU US Health care system! THIS is why politics is bullshit and every member of any political party is whore and a dipshit. Why can government contractors get billions of dollars, foreign governments get billions of dollars, but, say giving all U.S. children free healthcare is OMG EVIL SOCIALISM!!!!! AHHHHH!!!!
RSparrow- November 22, 2011 at 6:52 pm
Poor little guy. Dana will do something, guaranteed.
RSparrow- November 22, 2011 at 6:42 pm
Fuckin Xeno... dude's out of control. Xeno, are you on any prescription drugs, if so what are they? I'm not hating, I'm just asking... and laughing my ass off.
J3t- November 22, 2011 at 6:42 pm
May God bless that poor little boy and his family. I'll definitely tribute the bit that I can through PayPal. A far better use than waiting for my girlfriend to spend it all on microwaves and DVD players this Black Friday
Mike Russell- November 22, 2011 at 5:48 pm
Pretty harsh, even for you Xeno. Calling a sick child "a fucked-up little kid" crosses the line, IMO.
XENOPHON- November 22, 2011 at 5:42 pm
If ZUFFA doesn't hook their boy and his fucked-up little kid up with an offset for the costs - then I suggest Dan Sr. find another line of work, one which offers real insurance.
JUDOknowSHIT- November 22, 2011 at 5:05 pm
Poor kid. Dan Miller's a great fighter and a pretty humble dude (in the interviews i've seen, anyway) and I hope the fans step up and help him out.
ReX13- November 22, 2011 at 5:04 pm
Kinda makes this douchey moustache feel all the more inadequate. i think i got a couple extra bucks laying around.
fightfan9- November 22, 2011 at 4:45 pm
That is tough, I think it would be huge if Dana and the Fertittas stepped up big time and helped the Millers out, great publicity for the UFC, and more importantly, helping a great cause.
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