Family is extremely important in our life because no matter what happens these are the people who will always support us. Unfortunately, there was a tragic event in the life of Ryan and Heidi Schow from Oregon. Their beloved daughter Lila was diagnosed with terminal cancer. The 5-year-old girl has been desperately struggling with this dreadful illness for three years but nothing has helped. The girl has recently had a birthday, most likely her last one, and her parents gave a very special party...

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Doctors say that the girl is too weak to continue chemotherapy, and since the cancer cannot be defeated, she will live till Thanksgiving at best.

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To make their daughter's last birthday unforgettable, her parents created a special Facebook community where they told her story.

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Ryan and Heidi were helped by local entrepreneurs, volunteers and their community of Hood River, Oregon.

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Since the girl would never be able to attend her high school prom and wedding, this bash included everything...

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All expenses were covered with donations from all over the United States.

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Lila was Cinderella at the party, and all the other Disney princesses gathered around her.

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Lila's father "proposed" to his daughter and they danced father-daughter wedding dance, so the girl could feel something that would never happen in her life.

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Ryan says, "We couldn't have fought for her health for so long and made this party happen without the help of so many people. Thank you all. It was all done for a little girl's smile."

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And she smiled...

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It's very hard to hold back tears when you hear about something like this. Although this is a very sad story, it still raises hope. Being surrounded by family and close friends in every moment of our life is precious.

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