Palo Alto Online - Lasting Memories - Mila Desiree Wright's memorial

Mila Desiree Wright
Oct. 25, 1987-Nov. 18, 2018
Menlo Park, California

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Mila was born in Bulgaria, adopted by Phyllis and Larry Wright when she was five years old, and died peacefully at home on the evening of November 18, 2018. She was only 31 years old. She had been suffering for many years from a disease known as autonomic nervous systems failure, for which there is no cure. She leaves behind her parents, Phyllis and Larry Wright, her brother Michael, her aunt and uncle, Doreen and Carl Weber, numerous cousins, her beloved co workers at the Stanford ER and many friends. Mila attended Las Lomitas and La Entrada schools, graduated from Carlmont High School, and went on to the College of San Mateo. While taking classes there, she worked as a patient transporter at Stanford Hospital. She liked working there and decided to take classes to become an Emergency Medical Technician. This then led to her job as a tech worker in the Stanford ER. She loved this job! She loved the constant action, the working with others to save a life, and just helping and caring for another person. She worked there for ten years until her disease forced her to retire. Even then she kept coming back to Stanford as a volunteer and as an advisor on doctor/patient communications. Mila was a vibrant, joyful, passionate person who loved adventures, excitement, and beautiful places like Yosemite and our lovely coastal beaches. Mostly, though, she loved her family and friends. And they, in turn, loved her back ever so much. As her disease worsened she was compelled to move back home with her parents and seek out the help of Mission Hospice. Her friends kept coming by to visit and take her places, and her family took her on road trips, weekends at the beach and weekly movies with Mom. The wonderful Dream Foundation granted her wish of five days with her family in Monterey. Mila lived her life to the fullest and then even decided what she wanted for her memorial Mass and celebration of life reception. She worked with her mom and her best friend, Amber, in planning this out. We think she would be pleased with how lovely everything turned out.

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