A Prom to Live For
Chelsea D'Angelo, 20, dancing with Michael
Turnock, 19, at Children's Hospital Colorado's prom
for teens and young adults with cancer and
Photo courtesy of Reza A. Marvashti,
The Denver Post
Children's Hospital Colorado Prom gives teens and young adults with cancer and blood disorders a chance to share a fun and special night surrounded by people who understand their struggles.
“It's about feeling beautiful, surrounded by an accepting group of friends — the kind who understand what it's like to brace for a scan that will tell you whether the cancer has returned,” wrote Jennifer Brown, author of a June 12, 2009 Denver Post article about this year’s Oncology Prom.
Erica Krahl, a prom attendee, was quoted in the article about the challenges of being a teen with cancer. "The little things high school kids go through, when you hear them complain about how they are dressed or their hair, and you don't even have hair, that just kind of puts you in a different place."
Read the full Denver Post article.
Learn about Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.