Violet and Juniper met in November 2013 in the chemotherapy infusion room at Seattle Children's Hospital. Violet gave Juniper one of her special hats and they "loved each other right away," Violet's mom, Shenay Spataro, said.
The duo were nearly inseparable during their hospital stay.
The girls and their families attended Camp Agape, a summer camp for children with cancer.
Violet and Juniper stayed in touch after leaving the hospital, sharing a love for Disney characters. Violet always wanted to meet Mickey Mouse and Juniper is a huge Minnie Mouse fan.
Violet visited Disneyland in 2013 and Juniper went in 2014, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. When it came time to break the good news to Juniper, involving Violet seemed the obvious choice.