Actress Lara Jill Miller Shares FTD Journey


Actress Lara Jill Miller recently spoke about her mother’s journey with FTD and how she is fighting back against the disease.

Best known for her role as Samantha “Sam” Kanisky in Gimme a Break!, Miller has also appeared in The Amanda Show and more recently, as a voice actress in anime and children’s shows.

In an interview celebrating her life and career, Miller talks about how her mother is living with FTD and what the disease has taken from her.

“It’s heartbreaking seeing this happen to my mom,” she says. “It’s a horrendous disease that robs an otherwise vital individual of their personality – everything that makes us who we are.”

Since her mother’s diagnosis in 2006, Miller has worked to advance FTD awareness and raise money to fund research: “I want to reach out and let other families know that they are not alone, and they are not the only ones going through this.”

At AFTD’s 2019 Education Conference in Los Angeles, Miller participated in a panel discussion with persons diagnosed as well as current and former FTD caregivers called “What Are Your Lifelines?”

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