What's Good? South Carolina High School Throws Surprise Prom For Classmate Battling Cancer

MeKayla Gist, 17, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma when she was just 15-years-old. Over the last two years, MeKayla has gone through countless chemotherapy sessions and a life-saving leg amputation. 

“We found out in February this year, 2017, that she had a relapse of osteosarcoma on her right hip,” said MeKayla’s mother, Jermeca Jackson.

MeKayla ended up back in the hospital for an immediate surgery. When her classmates found out about MeKayla’s relapse, they decided to help her do one thing she hasn’t gotten to do: go to prom.

In the hospital lobby, students lined up to surprise her. Dressed in a stunning blue gown and surrounded by her classmates, MeKayla was crowned prom queen.

“She is one of the strongest people you will ever meet,” said one of the students. “You don’t meet someone that strong in a lifetime, and we knew if anyone deserved the crown, it was definitely her.”

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content