When Katelyn Norman, a brave 14-year-old girl from LaFollette, Tennessee who suffers from cancer, was deemed too ill to attend her prom, her friends decided to bring the festivities to her hospital bedside instead.
Despite this grave and disastrous news, Katelyn remained positive and decided to write her up her bucket list which included a slow dance, last kiss, and a date to the prom.
Nurses Helping Set Up Room
Harrowingly though, Katelyn started to have trouble breathing and was airlifted to hospital for treatment, meaning that her evening was surely ruined.
In a moment of inspiration, Katelyn’s classmates and relatives decided to bring the party to her hospital room instead, filling her surroundings with balloons, music, and a well-dressed date, meaning that she could fulfill all of her desires.
Outside the hospital, thousands of people lined the streets and provided a candle-lit vigil for Katelyn, as friends danced, drank, and ate at the event, which was given the title, “Katie in the Sky with Diamonds.”