Rusty Mills Cancer Fund

For: Rusty Mills
Organizer: Barbara Hetland
Rusty Mills Cancer Fund (Rusty Mills)
of $25,000 goal.
Raised by 209 donors
80% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

As some of you may know, my best friend's husband, Rusty Mills, was diagnosed with Colon Cancer last year. He did not have any symptoms and found out that he has Stage IV Colon Cancer which has spread to his liver.

Rusty has been fighting this Cancer with the most positive attitude that I've ever seen. He is a passionate animator and loves to teach. Rusty was even teaching while receiving chemotherapy. 

Rusty's wife, Andrea, and Evan, their 15 year old son have been taking care of Rusty. However, things have gotten very tough lately, and they need our help! Rusty has just started a new kind of chemotherapy and the medical bills are accumulating rapidly. Rusty is not able to work right now and he was the main source of income for his family. Andrea is now caring for Rusty full time. Together this family is strong, but it's also been very tough financially and emotionally.

If you would like to contribute any amount, all funds will go directly to the Mills family to help them pay for Rusty's Cancer treatment, groceries and utilities. Prayers are also requested for the Mills family. With much gratitude and love.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 23, 2012

Posted on December 23, 2012

Thank you is not enough to express my gratitude for your support and generous contributions for Andrea and Evan. They need all the help we can give them and your contributions have made a huge difference. Please continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers. With much love and gratitude. 

Posted on December 15, 2012

Posted on December 15, 2012

There will be an informal Memorial Gathering
for Rusty Mills on what would have been his 50th Birthday

December 16, 2012


Doors open at 1pm

The Animation Guild
1105 N Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505

This gathering is open to all of Rusty's friends, students and fans. Bring your memories and anecdotes to share with others as we remember our old pal Rusty Mills.

Light refreshments will be served..

Posted on December 11, 2012

Posted on December 11, 2012

Update from Andrea:

I want you to know how much Rusty loved and respected all of you. So many of you have faced cancer - watching loved ones endure and fight and even enduring it yourselves. So many of you have faced economic hardships and struggles of every other kind. Rusty genuinely cared about your stories, your lives, your dreams. This outpouring of love and kindness has been overwhelming and words fail me how t
o express our deep gratitude. Some of you don't know Rusty or us and you have shown so much love. God bless all of you.

Andrea and Evan Mills

We are having a graveside service to honor Rusty at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, December 11.
Everyone is welcome to come to the service.

Glen Haven and Sholom Memorial Park
Glen Haven Mortuary
13017 N. Lopez Canyon Road
Sylmar, California 91342
Phone: (818) 899-5211

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