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Claire Lankford waves to the Texas community on 'Princess Day.' / KHOU 11 News

A Texas community made a fairy tale come true for Claire Lankford, 5, who suffers from a rare form of cancer with no cure called Rhabdomyosarcoma.

Because Claire likes to dress up like a princess, hundreds of people gathered Wednesday in Dickinson to celebrate "Princess Day."

People lined the streets of her neighborhood for an impromptu parade with Claire as the main attraction. Other little girls wore princess outfits to show their support and people held signs showing love to Claire.

"Anytime you hear about a child who has cancer you want to do what you can to brighten their day a little bit," said Amanda Jarvis.

Claire, wearing a princess gown, was accompanied by her parents in a horse-drawn carriage. She smiled and waved to the crowd.

"I think it was amazing," said cheerleader Randi Williams.

Claire's parents were very thankful.

"It's incredible to think that all these people would come out to honor your child," said Claire's mother Patricia Lankford.



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