Teen takes terminally ill grandmother to the high school prom

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – After learning of his grandmother’s diagnosis of cancer, a 17-year-old wanted to give her a night to remember.

Stephen Wake took his grandmother to Stafford High School prom on Saturday, on the eve of Julia Jarman’s 92nd birthday.

The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star reports that Jarman was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year and that Vigil invited her to the prom to make the most of their time together.

Jarman, who had never been to a prom before, wore a blue dress to her grandson’s vest and bow-tie. She also wore a red rose corsage.

When she walked in for the prom, the school’s principal gave her a silver crown and sash with the words “prom court.”

Vigil says that he is glad they have the memories.


Information from: The Free Lance-Star,

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