Community steps up to make birthday party special for 7-year-old

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ARVADA, Colo. -- The Denver community helped make a local girl’s birthday wish come true.

Seven-year-old Leyana had a birthday party in February, but no one showed up. But the community gave her a night she’ll never forget.

“Thank you,” said Leyana, who was beaming with excitement.

Dressed as princess “Jasmine” on Sunday afternoon, it was if she was starring in her own movie as she was surrounded by her favorite princess characters.

All of this, after her mother planned a party for her two weeks ago and said she handed out invitations, but no one showed up.

Princess Elsa with Royally Enchanted Princess and Character Parties was hired for the party. She said she was devastated when she didn’t see other children.

“It was soul crushing. When I open the door, I’m used to all the kids running up to me," Lindsay Robert said. "But she was just all by herself. Just looking down. Just so sad and she just launched herself into my arms."

Princess Elsa helped make things right with an elaborate second party. The community and people from all over the country rallied for Leyana.

Boxes of gifts and cards were sent in and delivered to Leyana on the day of her second party. With music and dancing and plenty of colorful cake to go around.


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