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Girl Fighting Cancer Becomes Princess For The Day

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BRIGHTON,COLO-A 6-year-old from Colorado, who is fighting a tough battle with a form of kidney cancer, lived out her princess fantasies on Friday.

Complete with a tiara, scepter and sash, Princess Keely was dressed to the nines in a fuchsia ballgown.

"Pink is actually my favorite color,” said Keely.

But who is her favorite princess? Keely says Aurora from Sleeping Beauty is her favorite.

She says the two share similarities.

"She likes to sing a lot and dance a lot, and I like to sing a lot and dance a lot,” said Keely.

But while Aurora got to sleep through the scary part of her fairy tale, Princess Keely fought through hers.

"You don`t always realize. You`re going through the day to day of surviving cancer, how much it takes out of you, and how much it takes from your family,” said Keely’s mother, Kristy Waterman.

Now after two years of chemotherapy, radiation and a bone-marrow transplant, Princess Keely's wish was granted. However, it wasn't granted by a fairy godmother; it was granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The fairy tale started with high tea at the Brown Palace for her coronation on Friday.

"This day and the preceding days have been all about her and having her separated from whatever she's been struggling with,” said Scott Esmond, Make-A-Wish Colorado.

The festivities continued Saturday when Princess Keely kicked off the Oyster Race in Denver.

Racers raised money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation at the event.

"To be able to see a wish we were able to make happen, from last year to this year. It's really great for them to actually see the actual causes and efforts coming to life,” said Emily Salberg with the Oyster Race.

It truly was a fairy tale ending for Princess Keely.

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