Miller Family Carpe Diem Blog

This is the home page for Dr. Mark Miller and his family. We hope you enjoy seeing our family pictures  and descriptions of our adventurous  trips. We have moved up to Blowing Rock, North Carolina full-time. I have retired from private practice, but busy with Dermasensa (a start-up cosmeceutical company including exports to China), missions & family.  We were  in Fayetteville, NC for 25+ years from 1988, although I was born and raised there. We love to travel and go on medical mission trips all over the world. Mark has provided disaster medical relief in Ecuador, Nepal, Iraq, & for Hurricane Katrina. Mark has been to AFRICA (Swaziland, Botswana, Kenya, Zambia x 2, Zimbabwee, Lesotho, South Africa, Egypt), ASIA (Philippines & China) CENTRAL/SOUTH AMERICA (Honduras, Peru x 3, Belieze, Ecuador, Costa Rica x 2) and MIDDLE EAST (Iraq’03,  also spending some time in Iran, Israel, Jordan & Syria in the 1970′s). He regularly provides medical support for high school seniors on mission trips worldwide.  Carpe diem! mark, beth, will & jo, victoria & colin, shelby

Ecuador Earthquake Disaster Medical Relief Samaritan’s Purse

Spent two weeks in Chone, Ecuador near the epicenter of the earthquake with Samaritan’s Purse’s Disaster Assistance Medical Relief Team (DART) in their Emergency Field Hospital. SP is literally saving lives…physically, mentally, & spiritually!  I performed my first appendectomy as primary surgeon in 33 years! Only 2,727 miles from home! My new DART nickname…”Hawkeye” from the “MASH” TV series! How inspiring to see where those Samaritan’s Purse shoeboxes end up going! It was a privilege to help pass them out to hundreds & hundreds & hundreds of children during Dia del niño (Day of the Child Festival) in Ecuador!!! And very moving to see the so excited & happy faces as they received them!
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Shelby Miller UNC Graduation Chapel Hill, NC, May 2016

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Swaziland, Africa FCS Mission Feb 29-March 15, 2015



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DisneyWorld Half-Marathon Extended Miller/Campbell Family

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France/Italy NewMillermans October 2015

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Lost Valley Ranch Colorado September 2015

Inspiring, relaxing, rejuvenating!

Mark & Beth, Lost Valley Ranch 10-2015

Crystal River Florida Diving September 2015


Russian Viking Cruise

Moscow to St. Petersburg. Bon voyage, m&b

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Millers Arrive from Shanghai, China to join the Gathering!

What a wonderful, blessed day! I am back from Nepal and our son, Will Miller, & daughter-in-law, Mengjie Jo arrived in NC from Shanghai, China via NYC! Miller Family Reunion beginning to come together! m2md

Millers:Campbells Family Photo May 2015

Nepal Medical Disaster Relief Updates Kathmandu

Please click under the Blogroll, WhereAreTheMillers, on the right side of this page, to follow the rest of my daily posts during my time serving in Nepal (Day 5-12). Thanks, mmd