Optus Stadium is often a sea of purple as Freo fans cheer on the Dockers.
But today it will become a sea of turquoise-green — the favourite colour of Perth schoolgirl Amelia “Milli” Lucas — as loved ones and members of the public gather for the beloved teenager’s funeral.
Milli died on Monday, January 4. During her four-year struggle with cancer, she captured the hearts of thousands of West Australians with her bravery, spirit and unrelenting optimism in the face of difficult odds.
Today, the 14-year-old’s parents will say goodbye to their cherished daughter at the very place where she had the “best day of her life” when she tossed the coin before a 2019 Fremantle-Port Adelaide clash.