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Lindsey Miller Obituary
Lindsey Anne Miller, precious daughter, sister, best friend, and conscience of the family, passed away on May 21, 2014. Lindsey was born in San Diego on October 15, 1985, as the oldest of three daughters. She was an honor student at Torrey Pines High School and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Upon graduation, Lindsey moved to Chicago to start a new life. She loved Chicago's energy and worked to elect President Obama in 2008. Lindsey worked as a writer at a number of positions, blending her unique talents with her sense of morality and "rightness." After three bitter cold Chicago winters, Lindsey longed for more adventure (and warmer weather) and applied to graduate programs in urban planning. She was accepted into UCLA's program and began her studies in September 2010. Lindsey embraced graduate school and focused her energy on transportation problems and solutions and loved the progress Los Angeles was making. Lindsey earned a master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning in June 2012.
Lindsey's life changed forever in October 2010 when she was diagnosed with a pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer that had spread to her liver. Lindsey and her family faced the diagnosis with strength and unity that supported Lindsey through major surgeries, treatments (including four in Germany), doctor appointments, and countless disputes with insurance companies, hospitals, and medical providers. Although we knew that this cancer could be aggressive we hoped that treatment would stabilize it and give Lindsey many more years. In the face of this challenge, Lindsey created "i am a liver," a blog and website to write about her illness. She attracted hundreds of followers who tracked her treatments, thoughts, and frustrations and sent Lindsey financial and emotional support. Lindsey also became an internet celebrity in November 2011, when she created a short video on YouTube asking a prominent actor on a date. That posting garnered more than 400,000 views and gave Lindsey some celebrity status in social media.
Lindsey met Jeff Cohen in 2012 and found her soul mate in life and love. On May 19, 2014, Lindsey and Jeff committed their love in a ceremony in the hospital the day before she passed.
Lindsey is survived by her loving parents, Scott and Debra, and her sisters, Sara and Paige, who she loved so much. Although there is much sadness with Lindsey's passing she touched so many people that her memory will be strong forever.
Published in the Carmel Valley News on June 5, 2014
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