Promoted

Dying Teen Gets Her Wish Of Going To Prom

This is seriously going to make you cry.

Katelyn Norman, 14, has had bone cancer since 2011. On March 19, she found out the diagnosis is terminal, and was told that she likely won’t live long enough to see her prom night.

Michael Dayah

Going to prom had always been something on Katelyn’s bucket list. So when the news spread of her dying wish, her small Tennessee town decided that if she couldn’t come to prom, they’d bring the prom to her.

Michael Dayah

Her classmates came to the hospital, and with the help of the nurses, decorated a room with pictures and memorabilia of Katelyn’s accomplishments.

Michael Dayah
Michael Dayah
Michael Dayah

Jacob, her date, brought Katelyn a corsage and dressed in a white tuxedo.

Michael Dayah
Michael Dayah

And since every prom has a theme, this one was Katelyn in the Sky with Diamonds.

Michael Dayah
Michael Dayah

Thousands of people from Katelyn’s 7,420 population town came out to support her.

Michael Dayah
Michael Dayah

And since not all of them could fit in the hospital prom room, they held a candlelight vigil for her outside.

Michael Dayah
Michael Dayah

Katelyn was crowned the prom queen, and given a sash and tiara by her date.

Michael Dayah
Michael Dayah
Michael Dayah

Katelyn’s family celebrated the special occasion with her, including her father, who gave her a kiss at the end of the night.

Michael Dayah

Katelyn passed away today from her illness, but you can visit her fundraiser page and read more about her incredible life.

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Deputy Editorial Director, Cat Wrangler
 
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