SOUTH SURREY â€” Nikita Graham is looking for a little help to plan a big birthday party for a young girl named Ella-Ray Lewis.
Ella-Ray, who turns eight this coming Monday (Dec. 29), will undergo the 30th operation of her young life in January, due to a rare skin condition known as Giant congenital nevus.
â€œShe is now clear of cancer, but now has a severe back problem that leaves her in an upper-body cast that is a quarter of her body weight,â€ said Graham, a singer and model who first met the girl last summer.
â€œIâ€™ve fallen in love with her, sheâ€™s so sweet,â€ said Graham, who is now planning a birthday party for Ella-Ray, with a date sometime in January.
â€œMy idea is to invite her class from school for a big party, for kids,â€ said Graham, a local musician and model.
A Facebook page called â€œA Special Day For Ella-Rayâ€ has been created, with more than 2,000 members already signed up, and party sponsors are sought.
Details are also posted at Onceuponyourtime.ca.
â€œElla-Ray has inspired me to start my own princess-party company, and Iâ€™d like to eventually visit other sick kids as well,â€ Graham told the Now.