Our daughter, Valicity, was a most courageous little princess. She was diagnosed with Leukemia 7 days before her third birthday in January 2008. We spent 14 months in Seattle undergoing chemotherapy and treatment for the cancer. In 2009 we were able to come home with our daughter in remission we decided to hold a princess ball for friends and family to celebrate life and our daughters success with defeating cancer.
After the event Valicity always talked about having another princess ball. But in April 2010 we received the horrific news that Valicity had relapsed. Now needing a bone morrow transplant she underwent extensive chemotherapy treatment wiping out her immune system and making her vulnerable to a fungal infection which ultimately took her life on July 6th 2010.
After the passing of our daughter her mother, brother and I continue to mourn, but our daughter taught us many life lessons allowing us to continue and live life to its fullest in memory of her. She had a gift of bringing people together which is apparent with the success of our past Princess Balls. She also had a gift of a contagious smile and laugh that is still being passed on today.
We continue to celebrate Valicity’s life and honor her memory by holding this event annually to support those organizations that help family’s that are dealing with illness. We want to give back to those that helped make one our daughter’s dreams come true, the Montana Hope Project. Valicity was fascinated with her prince and princess and the Montana Hope Project allowed her to dream to come to true by personally meeting them in Disney World. The Montana Hope Project set everything up for us providing airfare rental car and accommodations making it one of our daughters and our most cherished memories together. For that I want to thank the Montana Hope Project. We also support Angel Flight West, the Ronald McDonald House, 406Kids & the Montana Children’s Hospital.
Read more about Valicity’s journey through Valicity’s Caring Bridge Site