Young brain cancer patient gets special prom, graduation from high school classmates


A young girl is in a serious battle with cancer. Her classmates were so moved by her courage, they made sure she got the prom every teenage girl deserves.

Kennedy Brown, 15, was diagnosed with brain cancer two years ago. She's now in hospice care but made a special trip back to school that gave her a huge surprise she will never forget. Get your tissues ready. Take a look

For days, there was a secret going around in the halls of Carnegie Vanguard High.

"We only had like two days to plan," student Maya Murphy said.

"We kept it a surprise for her," student Payton Campbell said.

The surprise was for Brown. Lately, her battle with brain cancer has gotten so bad she hasn't been able to attend school.

"To see her go through this, it just makes me really sad," event organizer Lyric Baldridge said.

So six of her closest friends made a pact, a plan.

"We realized we need to do this for her so that she can get this experience that we're all going to get," event organizer Betsy Goodfriend said.

So they threw her a prom.

"I serenaded her. I wrote the song and I sang to her, asking her out to prom," friend Alex Carranza said.

They dressed up in gowns, line danced and even crowned her prom queen.

"She just lit up. It meant the world to her," friend Julia Dietrich said.

Then principal Ramon Moss gave her an honorary degree, in her very own graduation ceremony.

"It was nice to see her smile after all she had been through," Goodfriend said.

The smiles got even bigger when Brown, a big Houston Rockets fan, got a visit from Clutch, the team's mascot. That part was a surprise to everyone. And through it all, they realized the strength Brown has given each one of them by fighting for so long.

"It may have been the last time I see her, so just to see her then made me really happy," Baldridge said.

There is one wish Brown still hasn't been granted" a message or visit from her favorite R&B artist, Drake.

"We would ask all of your viewers to #DrakeForKen so we can get him to come see her or send something for her because that would mean the world to her," classmate Payton Campbell said.

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