This week, 5 year old Claire Lankford from Texas saw her biggest dream come true thanks to support from her entire community. Lankford has a rare form of cancer that is difficult to treat and has a relatively survival rate, despite that she has a very positive and upbeat attitude according to doctors and her parents. Fortunately today she got another big boost to her attitude by becoming a princess for the day, and the entire community came out to support her.
Lankford was dressed in her favorite princess gown and the street was lined with boys and girls that came out to dress up as well. The entire community cheered and applauded for her as she rode through town on her very own horse drawn carriage. Lankford’s mother was overwhelmed with emotions and made it clear just how happy she was to see this kind of support for her daughter. This is definitely a very heartwarming story that shows just how much of an impact a small community can have when they get together to support one of their own. Lankford’s cancer treatment is still ongoing, but she is happy knowing that today she was very much a real princess.