Saturday, June 7, 2008

Best Buddies Prom

First a little bit about Jackie:
She is my 19 year old sister who is a “special needs” kid due to a cancerous brain tumor (medulloblastoma) she had at the age of four. The removal of the tumor along with treatments caused a variety of new challenges she has faced. I along with my whole family are so lucky to have this special girl. Jackie is my hero as she has tackled some of the ugliest challenges life can throw. She truly is a survivor and a very fun kid!

So, to celebrate Jackie I wanted to post some pictures from her 2008 Senior Prom. The event was designed to be casual or formal or 80’s style with family members invited.

Going out the door
Looking beautiful at the table
Going towards the limo with a couple of school friends

Her teacher was such a crack up the whole night. Here is is sending them off in the limo with the "best buddies" (a club of high school kids who help out) supervising of course. They would drive around for 15 minutes and then he would send out another group. David Bowie...rock on!
Jackie with one of the Best Buddies. They were so wonderful for spending their Friday evening with these very special kids.

Jackie with our mom

Everyone in the room got excited when these two got out on the dance floor. (Mrs. Syrus is one of Jackie's wonderful teachers who happens to live a block away from my mom with her wonderful family.)

Taking a break by the fountain

Ending the night with a picture Jackie with her teacher and his wife.

Jackie is a Senior but will have an extra two years at high school after the official graduation. Our family is so proud of her!

3 comments:

Kellie said...

I LOOOVE it!! What a fun and awesome night!! Congratulations to Jackie! She is so beautiful and such a sweet heart.

Trena said...

She is adorable! I love the theme of the prom. Her teacher was hilarious. How fun is that? I have a special needs niece and we love her to pieces!

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