When Lila May Schow celebrated her fifth birthday on July 31st, her parents were determined to go all out.
Schow was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma in September of 2012, and doctors estimate she may not make it long enough to celebrate Thanksgiving this year.
With her birthday coming up, her parents, Ryan Schow and Heidi Hall, were faced with a difficult choice—how could they celebrate their daughter’s special day for what could be the last time?
They decided that their little girl deserved a fairy tale ball, embellished with every major celebration a girl has to look forward to: prom, birthday bashes and a wedding.
The bittersweet festivities took place in Hood River, OR, at a historic bank building, which was transformed into a princess’s castle for the day. Schow arrived on a horse-drawn carriage, wearing a donated custom-made princess gown and tiara, to a crowd of hundreds of attendees.
One of the most heartwarming moments came when Schow’s father “proposed” to her, so that she would know what a proposal felt like.
Everything from the costumes and food to the artwork and decorations was donated in support of Schow’s parents’ plan for their daughter’s fairy tale ball. Schow’s father said, “We don’t know how much time we have left. And we have put up one hell of a fight. We just want to give her everything she deserves.” We hope that Schow’s day was a dream come true!
Courtesy Of: MSN