Town comes together to give little girl battling cancer a princess birthday party

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HOOD RIVER, Ore. -- A five-year-old girl probably won't see her next birthday, but she had a magical night this weekend.

Lila may has been battling cancer for the past three years and her hometown organized a princess party for her fifth birthday.

Escorted by police through the streets of Hood River, Oregon, five-year-old Lila May arrived at her birthday ball in a horse and carriage.

The crowd cheered for the little girl, their princess, who smiled and waved as she spotted her prince charming, her dad.

Lila May's dad and stepdad walked her to the reception line and headed inside her castle, followed by a slew of Disney princesses. Hundreds cheered as she walked the red carpet.

Watching it all unfold while standing amongst the massive crowd was Lila May’s mom, Heidi Hall.

"I don't even know a lot of these people, it’s just the most beautiful thing I think I’ve ever seen," she said.

After watching her daughter battle cancer for three years, it was the family’s dream to give Lila May a huge birthday ball, tying in things she'll never get to experience like a prom and wedding.

Doctors say this birthday will likely be her last.

The family says hundreds of people contacted them after hearing Lila May's story; offering to help with nearly every aspect of her princess ball.

"I think ever little girl needs as much princess magic as they can get and sadly since she doesn't have a whole lot of time left I thought it was really important to get as much magic as she could," said one of the Disney princesses.

Lila May even had a special daddy daughter dances with her father and stepfather. Camera lights flashing, Lila May’s dad twirled her on the red carpet, in a dance that brought people to tears.

Then it was her step dads turn for a dance.

At the end of it, he got on one knee and pulled out a ring.

"Lila May, will you marry me?" he asked.

Lila May said yes.

"You know I wanted something great, but this is beyond great, I couldn't even this is unbelievable," said hall.

Then as a close everyone joined in to sing her “Happy Birthday.”

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