Girl battling cancer says she's received firefighter patches from all 50 states

Girl battling cancer says she's received firefighter patches from all 50 states
12-year-old Mileena is collecting firefighter patches. (Source: WBRC/Steffany Means)

On Monday, Mileena's mother shared on Mileena "Strong" Painter's Journey's Facebook page that they have now received patches from all 50 states!

Mileena says she will use the patches to make a quilt - that way she will be able to share her story years down the road.

Overall, they think Mileena has collected around 3,000 firefighter patches. She has received packages from places like Germany, Ireland, and Canada.

If you would like to send firefighter patches, t-shirts, cards or letters to Mileena, mail them to PO Box 7 Riverside, Al 35135. You can address them to Mileena Painter or to the Painter family and they will be passed along to her.

If you are sending packages through UPS please send them to the Riverside Fire Department. UPS does not deliver to P.O. boxes.

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