Lila May Schow, a mere 5 years old, made headlines with her courageous fight against Stage 4 neuroblastoma.
When Schow’s community found out her cancer was terminal, everyone rallied together to help the her family fulfill as many of Lila’s dreams as possible. She was named the official princess of her town and given a weeklong trip to Hawaii before her health began to deteriorate.
While she was in hospice care, Schow got a call from her favorite country artist, Luke Bryan. “Luke personally called Lila and talked to her and her family,” Jenny Brown-Lorenzen, a friend of Lila’s family, told People. “They were so very impressed.”
A quick chat on the phone wasn’t enough for Bryan. He also recorded a personal video message for Lila and had arranged for her and her family to receive VIP tickets for an upcoming concert. Sadly, Lila passed away before she could make that journey.
“Luke was also going to have Lila sing her favorite song, ‘That’s My Kind of Night”, with him on stage,” Lorenzen said. “It would have been priceless.”
Although Lila didn’t get to enjoy her time in the spotlight, her family is incredibly grateful for Bryan’s efforts to reach out and make her dreams come true.
“Lila’s family was so touched by Luke’s genuine support and compassion,” Lorenzen said. “It meant so much to them.”