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The MillersIt is thanks to ActiveRain that I have my friend Clint Miller. We both live in the Missoula area and started blogging on the site in early 2007. We "met" initially through blog comments on each others blog posts. Then when Twitter became popular, we started communicating via "tweets", Facebook, and blip.fm and became friends.

In April of 2009, we finally met "IRL" or in real life at a Twitter class we gave for our community. I noticed immediately that Clint is "the real deal", his real-life personality is just like he portrays online, a fun-loving guy with a heart of gold. His blog and his Twitter stream give you a glimpse into what a unique and amazing person and friend he is.

One of Clint's heartfelt blog posts especially is a must read: Thankful for Everything

Not long after meeting in person, Clint told me that he and his wife Angela were looking to buy their first home and that they wanted to work with me in that capacity also. Through this homebuying adventure, and it was an adventure, I got to know and love his family like my own.

When my daughter was missing last year, Clint and his wife Angela were there for me, bringing meals to my house, manning the phones, getting the word out using social media, and Angela even slept on my couch a few very long nights. That is true friendship.

Now, my friend Clint is in the hospital in ICU in Missoula fighting for his life against an aggressive cancer that has spread into his lungs and liver. His wife Angela has been sitting tirelessly by his bedside, barely sleeping. Clint is no stranger to adversity and has had his share of challenges to overcome but he has always come out on top. We are optimistic and praying for him to beat this horrible disease but it's not going to be an easy road.

Clint has a huge amount of support from his family, co-workers and social media friends that are spread out across the country but he could still use your help and prayers.

  • Clint Miller BenefitThere is a Clint Miller Prayer Board on Facebook that also provides updates on Clint's condition.
  • You can join and follow the supportive messages for Clint on Twitter through the hashtags #WeloveClint and
  • You can also visit the website that his company Real Estate Client Referrals set up: http://clintmillerbenefit.wordpress.com/ where you can donate to help this family.

If you'd like to send Clint a card:

Community Medical Center – Clint Miller
2827 Fort Missoula Rd Room 301
Missoula MT 59804

Or Donations by check:

The Miller Family
238 St. Johns
Lolo, Mt 59847

Clint MillerThank you to ActiveRain for connecting me to Clint Miller and for helping to bring attention to his current struggle by featuring him in today's newsletter and providing support.

Other blog posts:

When Bad Things Happen to Good People on The Phoenix Real Estate Guy

Thinking of Clint

Cancer, Clint Miller, and Friendship on RERockstar

Prayers Requested for Our Good Friend Clint Miller by Jason Crouch

Home - Where A Community Rallies for Another by Diane Brooks

On Friendship, Social Media and Power in Numbers by Leslie Lambert


Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA


Thanks for the information about Clint.  My prayers and good wishes go out to him and his family.

Feb 20, 2011 05:18 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

I had no idea....I'm glad you wrote this post and so grateful it was in our Daily Drop. My prayers are with Clint and his family.

Feb 20, 2011 05:23 AM
Brad Baxter
Brad Baxter, Weichert, Realtors - McDonald-McKinney - Fishers, IN
Indianapolis Real Estate Broker

You are such a great friend to Clint! So many prayers being lifted up for him.  I pray God's healing hands are on him now.

Feb 20, 2011 05:51 AM
Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group) - Huntsville, AL
Huntsville AL MLS

Monica, I remember when they closed on their home!  Clint was SO proud and we were all so happy for him.  I was thrilled to hear the good news today.  You are a wonderful friend to Clint and his family.  I'm proud of you.  

Clint has SO many friends and I"m thankful to be one of those :)

Feb 20, 2011 06:34 AM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

What a sad situation. Our prayers and thoughts go out to this wonderful family.


Feb 20, 2011 07:00 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

I know people who have fought the cancer battle and won. I pray that Clint will be the next on that list.

Feb 20, 2011 07:17 AM
Steven B. Harkness
American Capital Corp - Silverdale, WA
360-981-8615-concierge service VA-FHA-USDA

My Manager fought stage two breast cancer and though she went through hell, she won. I pray God gives the same blessing to Clint and my prayers are not only for him but his family as well during this difficult time.

Feb 20, 2011 07:30 AM
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

OMG, where have I been?  I had no idea about Clint.  I do subscribe to his blog.  I will certainly be saying my prayers for Clint and his family.

Feb 20, 2011 08:32 AM
Brenda, Ron, Lee Cunningham & Tara Keator
West USA Realty - Phoenix, AZ
Realtors, Homes for Sale - Phoenix Metro

I will be praying for him and his family!

Feb 20, 2011 08:54 AM
Kathy Opatka
Serving Ocean City, MD, & The Delaware Beaches

Sending prayers for Clint's recovery!

Feb 20, 2011 09:37 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

I had read about Clint on another post, and went over read his Thankful for Everything post.  My prayers go out to Clint and his family.

Feb 20, 2011 09:58 AM
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation

Monica - So sweet of you to post this.  Yes, definately... prayers for Clint and his family.

Feb 20, 2011 09:59 AM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT


I have not been around AR much lately but your post sure hit deep in my heart.

My thoughts and prayers go to Clint and his family.  Glad to read that things are looking a bit better with your comment #24.

Feb 20, 2011 10:38 AM
Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i

Hi Monica. I have been keeping tabs on his status. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family especially to all of his  children.

Feb 20, 2011 12:12 PM
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

Wow, you sure make some important friendships and connections on Active Rain. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Feb 20, 2011 01:46 PM
Sylvie Stuart
Realty One Group Mountain Desert 928-600-2765 - Flagstaff, AZ
Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagsta

Thank you for this lovely post, I am keeping Clint, his family and his friends in my prayers. He's lucky to have such a supporter in you.

Feb 21, 2011 01:38 AM
clara Hahn
AgentOwned Realty - Mount Pleasant, SC

Monica, the best of wishes for Clint and his family.  How about you, you mentioned that your daughter was missing last year, I assume that she is ok.?

Feb 21, 2011 02:49 AM
Dennis Neal
RE/MAX, Big Bear - Big Bear Lake, CA
Your Home Sold in 21 Days or We Sell It For Free

A touching insight-Keep fighting Clint.

Feb 22, 2011 06:42 AM
Monica Bourgeau
Portland, OR
Authentic Marketing for Heart-Led Agents

Thank you everyone for the comments and for all of the support to Clint and his family.

Feb 22, 2011 07:11 AM
Sharon Kolb
Atlanta Decatur Homes - Atlanta, GA
Broker - Atlanta Decatur Homes

Monnica - Thanks for posting about Clint.  My prayers are with him and his family.

Feb 22, 2011 02:06 PM