Lila May is a little girl in our little town. She turned three this week. We have run into Lila and her mom, Heidi, several times at the grocery store, at parks, and naturally, she and Gigi have a lot in common. They have mostly talked about pink shoes, shared treats, gone down slides together, and smiled shyly at one another.
For the past year Lila has been fighting a type of childhood cancer called Neuroblastoma. Lila has undergone several rounds of chemotherapy, radiation, surgery to remove tumors, a stem-cell transplant, and Immunotherapy. I first learned about Lila's illness last winter when I came across a flyer encouraging people to come to come take photos with Santa, the proceeds of which would benefit Lila and her family's mounting medical costs. When I read her story, I just cried. It felt so close to home.
If you have a moment, please visit their site, Lila May's Army, where you can donate money (as little as $3), and Lila's Facebook Page where you can leave a message and support and join in with others from our community, and all over the world who are keeping Lila in their thoughts. You can email her family at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or words of support.
Her family is planning a virtual 5k fun run to help raise money to pay for Lila's medical expenses. You can read all about it here!
Lila is an incredibly sweet little lady, from a wonderful family. Thank you for taking a minute to read about her.
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