Nardya Miller, a 25-year-old makeup artist from Brisbane, Australia, was given a week to live after a long battle with cystic fibrosis. In 2014, she received a double lung transplant and her body unfortunately rejected it, causing her condition to worsen even more.
After her health began to deteriorate drastically in the span of a few months, Nardya decided to share her last few days via Instagram. Her latest post is a heartbreaking last letter to her friends, family and followers who have supported her since her health worsened.
“Maybe I’ve known you my whole life, maybe I’ve known you for 10 years, maybe I’ve known you for only a short while, but in just over a week I will never know you again, I will never see your face again, I will never talk to you, touch you, hold you, ever again,” Nardya’s update reads. “But I will always love you, and the friendships we built, and the memories we made. Every single person who has come and gone from my life has been and gone for a reason and I’m the most blessed person to have lived this incredible life that I have.”
According to her youcaring.com page, she has been suffering from cystic fibrosis (CF) for most of her life. The debilitating condition affected her lungs and digestive system, making it difficult for her to breathe, eat and sleep.
Nardya’s fiance, Liam Fitzgerald, urged people to realize how important organ donations are, saying that a lot of people depend on them for a “second chance at life.” He also said that it wasn’t Nardya’s CF what caused her to go on palliative care, but instead it was her body’s rejection of the lungs.
The reason why Nardya underwent the risky double-transplant was because she was “sick of not being able to breathe and sick of fighting against a never ending battle,” according to her cousin Tachae Douglas-Miller. Tachae went on to explain that even though most lung transplant recipients do well, Nardya wasn’t so lucky. She had no idea how ill she had become due to the transplant, so she continued to do everything she dreamed of, including renting a house with her fiance and adopting “three furry babies.”
Even after she became ill, Nardya pursued her dream to own her own beauty business. She started Immaculate Makeup and Beauty, where she provided basic beauty and salon services until she was forced to step away due to health reasons.