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Princess Wish Granted to Reno Girl Diagnosed With Cancer

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First Lady Kathleen Sandoval helped grant the wish for Lillian Draper- who asked to be a princess for a day.

"It means everything to us right now, celebrating her life and a chance for us to put everything behind us," says mother Kelsey.

Less than one year ago Lillian was diagnosed with cancer and the Draper family's life got turned upside down. They're still waiting to hear if the last round of chemo eradicated the disease.

"It really gets them past that very difficult, challenging time in their life," says Make-a-Wish CEO Jennifer Stolo.

"Every day Isaac talks about his wish in one way or another."

Isaac Young and his family were Make-a-Wish recipients last year. Their dream came true when they finally got away from the hospital and went on a family road trip to San Francisco.

"I just think it's an incredible organization and people should support it because it does make a difference directly with kids as people can see," says First Lady Sandoval.

Governor Sandoval joined his wife for the first time at this Make-a-Wish event at the Atlantis, and even marked the day by declaring Lillian's crowning an official proclamation.

"Being a princess today is amazing. She's all smiles. I mean - you just wanna see your kid smile," says Draper.

In a few days the family leaves for Disney World to meet a few other princesses.

Make-a-Wish is hoping to raise enough money to grant more than 40 wishes in Northern Nevada this year.

The average cost of a wish is $5,000.

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Written by Andi Guevara

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