She captured hearts internationally when news of her plight to spend her last days alive promoting the importance of organ donation made headlines.

Now sadly, Brisbane woman Nardya Miller has passed away.

The 25-year-old cystic fibrosis sufferer was given a week to live on January 11 but died on Wednesday, one day before the two-year anniversary of her double lung transplant, the Sunshine Coast Daily reports.

Nardya Miller promotes organ donation in final days of life


A family member said Miller was always in and out of hospital but was determined not to let her incurable illness rule her life.

"Not many of us know what it feels like to be told we aren't expected to live past our teenage years.

Nardya had a double lung transplant 2014, but suffered chronic rejection. Photo / GoFundMe
Nardya had a double lung transplant 2014, but suffered chronic rejection. Photo / GoFundMe

"But Nardya achieved more in her short life than many of us could dream of.

"She got her Napoleon make-up training certificate while being chronically ill.

"She started her own beauty business from home where she travelled to clients doing spray tans, make-up, and eyelashes.

"She started her own brand called Immaculate Makeup and Beauty which drove her to buy her own block in Ipswich to build the studio.

"Unfortunately it was never opened to the public, but was finished, as she didn't realise how sick she was."

"She renovated her home with her fiance Liam, as it was an old shabby house.

"She also walked 10km for multiple sclerosis to fight the disease as her father was diagnosed last year with it.

"It was called MS Moonlight Walk and she walked it while being in chronic rejection."

More than $33,000 has now been crowd-funded on Go Fund Me for Nardya's fiance.


Cystic fibrosis primarily affects the lungs and digestive system.

People with CF develop an abnormal amount of excessively thick and sticky mucus within the lungs, airways and the digestive system.

From birth, a person with CF undergoes constant medical treatments and physiotherapy.

There is currently no cure.