This amazing community came together to throw a beautiful and extravagant birthday ball for a brave little girl named Lila May Schow. Lila May has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer and has fought bravely for the past three years. Unfortunately, the doctors have declared that this 5-year-old’s condition is terminal and that there is nothing more they can do for her.
With Lila May’s fifth birthday coming up, mom Heidi Hall wanted to throw her little girl a birthday ball – and the community of Hood River, Oregon responded with gusto. With this sure to be Lila May’s last birthday, community members donated money towards her party, along with an event organiser group donating their services for the party.
It was a bash fit for a princess, with party-goers having to dress up in their best royal costumes. The lavish event included a throne and took place at a “castle”. Several “Disney Princesses” were even in attendance. There were plenty of tears at this fairy-tale event, but we’re sure there was nothing but love and joy as Lila May enjoyed her princess themed birthday.
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While this day was filled with fun, it was also filled with heartbreak. Sadly, Lila May died a few weeks later, but the family and community are thankful that they got to share in this beautiful little girl’s birthday.