A GYA Community

This is a beautiful story of love as an entire community decides to GYA. Thank you, Katelyn, and all of your giving friends. May the rest of us learn and grow just a little.

Tennessee town unites to help make cancer patient’s dream come true


A Tennessee teenager who has been battling a rare form of bone cancer for two years compiled a bucket list after learning her treatments were no longer working, MyFox8 reported. 

On Katelyn Norman’s bucket list: going to the prom. The 14-year-old’s family contacted her school district, which made plans for a dance to happen within a week.

But, Katelyn was rushed to a Knoxville hospital on March 19 for difficulty breathing. Although she told one of her teachers that “the prom must go on,” the school decided to bring the prom to her hospital.

Hospital staff decorated her room, and more than 100 people drove to Knoxville’s East Tennessee Children’s Hospital to attend the ‘dance,’ escorted by local law enforcement agents. Katelyn’s date presented her with a corsage and a sash as more people lined up outside her hospital window, forming the shape of a heart. A limo even drove to the hospital in Katelyn’s honor.

The prom still went on at the original location, because it was what Katelyn wanted.

Several thousand dollars have been raised to help Katelyn accomplish her bucket list, according to her website GoFundMe.

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Thank you and credits go to FOX NEWS for this story.  Read more HERE

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