After her third round of chemo, Leah's mother, Loni, received the news she dreaded. Leah's cancer had spread. She inevitably was given 4-6weeks to live. Make a Wish Foundation came in and organized a BEAUTIFUL event to celebrate her life. They decorated a beautiful room at a local church with pink and purple cloths, set up tables of food and lots of drinks! There was a candy bar, mini manicures and make up table, face painting and of course MUSIC! On Friday evening, Leah's condition changed and she wasn't able to make her own event but Taylor - her twin sister - was still coming.
Taylor and her mom made a Grand entrance on a gorgeous white horse and carriage!! It was amazing - The Prince officially announced their arrival and escorted them into the church. They had all the Disney Princesses there: Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and even Tinkerbell. There was chicken nuggets, yogurt and water that was donated by McDonald's. Lindt Chocolate donated boxes of chocolates as well.
Adriana had so much fun too! We had some food, danced, and went on our very first horse and carriage ride. She was so excited to see a horse - first time for that too!! What a sweetheart she was - giving kisses to everyone. She even kissed Loni's hand.....just what she needed that day!
It brings with great sadness.......On Sunday, May 26th, 2013 Leah passed away comfortably at home with her sister and mother. She was a very brave little girl who was take at just 6years old. She will forever live through her twin sister Taylor and in the hearts of every single person who knew her or of her. May her soul rest peacefully in heaven with her Grandparents. Leah your life was short but made an impact on many people.
To my fellow Mommies/Daddies, I say hold you kid a little closer and for just a little longer tonight. I have the utmost respect for such a beautifully strong mother like Loni. I made a point to give Adriana more hugs and more kisses today - she is definitely a gift that can never be replaced. The same is for Leah. May you rest in peace.
Please tune into City TV News on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 at 6pm for Avery Haine`s Inside Story on the Life of Leah.
If you missed Leah's story - grab some tissue (you are definitely going to need it!) and view the story here: Princess Leah
For any donations please make them to the Children's Wish Foundation.