Baby Survivor’s Incredible Birthday at DisneylandAlice Gomstyn
How does a California baby celebrate both her birthday and beating cancer? With a trip to Disneyland, of course!
On her first birthday, Lilly Bumpus — who is now cancer-free after spending most of her life battling Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare bone cancer — and her family got the royal treatment at Disneyland. (Disclosure: Disneyland and Babble share a parent company.)
“Lilly is having the time of her life,” the family posted on the popular Facebook page dedicated to the smiling tot. “We are living a dream, a dream with no cancer!”
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See how smiling cancer survivor Lilly Bumpus celebrated her first birthday at Disneyland.
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Lilly stayed cool under the California sun with heart-shaped shades.
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A very special cape was a must-have accessory for Lilly as she met with Disneyland's most prominent denizens.
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In addition to her one-on-two get-together with Mickey and Minnie, Lilly received a personalized basket full of Disney gifts and a special trolley ride around the park.
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Lilly, center, also met Disney princesses... as did many of her relatives. The Disneyland trip was a real family affair, with parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins all coming along.
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Snow White blows a special kiss to Lilly during a parade.
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Lilly's cousin treats her to a lollipop.
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Lilly, her family said, is "the happiest cancer survivor Disneyland has ever seen."
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