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A prom is one of the most unforgettable events in any teen’s life. We go through different strains to make it as close to perfect as possible. I thought my time to stress over a perfect prom day would never come when I was diagnosed with cancer. Had it not been for the JDCH Peds Hem/ Onc staff and crew from the Unforgettable Prom, I would have never gotten the chance to visit Becca’s Closet and choose any dress I want to wear. I would have never reunited with an old friend who decided to use me for my Unforgettable Prom experience for her senior project. I got a taste of the glamorous life and I even got my very own paparazzi to film me. The night was filled with so many high points in such a short amount of time, I felt like I was living a fantasy. Not only was I able to wear the most beautiful prom dress ever, I was given the opportunity to get my nails and make-up done for no charge at all. It was thrilling to arrive at The Ritz-Carlton Luxury Hotel, pulling up in a fancy limousine; I couldn’t believe it was me and my friends who were treated like superstars. It felt like everything happened by fate because I could only fantasize about having such a golden experience, so it turns out fate has a way of making even the most fantastic notions and dreams realistic. The Unforgettable Prom truly lived up to its name.
Wow, first of all, I want to say that the unforgettable prom was truly amazing; I was not expecting it to be as good as it was. Walking down the red carpet, seeing all the people clapping and smiling for me, made me feel so important. I felt special and very well known. Waiting to actually get into the ballroom, to see how it looked felt like every minute was an hour, instead of 60 seconds. The professional pictures and the servers serving unlimited appetizers and soft drinks blew me away! I felt like I was at a celebrity’s party. OMG, then I finally got into the ballroom and it knocked me off my feet, literally! Towards the end of the evening, I noticed the photo booth and that awesome movie clip book studio. It was so incredible; I’ve never seen anything like that before. It was too irresistible to only do one. I loved taking pics with my Joe D family; now I have pics so I can never forget that night. I just think it’s so amazing how people took the time to make this happen for teens who can’t go to their own prom or maybe even just because they have cancer so they can really enjoy themselves for at least one night. It got my mind off of all kinds of problems I’ve been facing for the past 10 months. Thanks, Unforgettable Prom!
I got your E-mail from one of the strings I was copied on…I hope you don’t mind. I wanted to take a moment to THANK YOU for all you do for our kids. This was a wonderful experience for Alan, one that he’ll remember always… and as my husband puts it, tell his grandkids about. He really had a great time…you guys do great work. As a mom who saw her son going through this battle, I know I speak for all moms who have gone through this journey when I say that seeing the smiles and happiness on their faces is truly priceless and something to be cherished. Thanks again