Parents Throw Their Daughter 3 Parties In One Day. The Reason Why Is Devastating.


In Hood River, Oregon, a 5-year-old girl celebrated what will probably be her last birthday. 

Lila May Schow, who had been diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma cancer in September of 2012, was told she might only have a few months left to live.

"We don't know how much time we have left," her father, Ryan Schow, told KATU News. "And we have put up one hell of a fight. We just want to give her everything she deserves."


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Which is exactly what her parents did.

People from around the world rallied together to fill an empty space with a princess throne, a red carpet, tons of balloons, and extravagant castle decor fit for a princess-themed birthday.

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But it wasn't just a birthday party...

Lila's parent's decided to turn this birthday party into a prom and a wedding for their little girl.

"So we don't know if we're going to get to birthday number six. So we want to make number five basically, you know, her wedding, her prom, her prince charming, everything that she won't get that we all take for granted," Lila's mother Heidi Hall told KRON 4 News.

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"At the end of the night Lila's dad plans to ask her to marry him — slip a ring on her finger so she'll know what that feels like," Joe English reported live for KATU News.

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Lila's grandmother, who was also in attendance, told KATU that one time, Lila "met a man whose dog had cancer and she asked him, 'Did your dog beat cancer?'" When the man replied yes, Lila responded: "'I beat cancer too.'"

The party turned out to be a beautiful day, complete with hundreds of guests (some dressed up as Disney princesses), lifting spirits and their glasses in celebration of Lila's life.

Lila's proof that you really can beat cancer one day at a time. Congratulations, Lila!

Bryce Jenkinson Photography at The Frame Gallery

Check out more photos from the event below, and see the full album by Bryce Jenkinson Photography here.

To donate to Lila's cancer fund, click here.

Bryce Jenkinson Photography at The Frame Gallery
Bryce Jenkinson Photography at The Frame Gallery
Bryce Jenkinson Photography at The Frame Gallery

Watch the report below:

(H/T: Redbook)


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