11-year-old girl with cancer who has only months to live got to attend prom

Ksenia Novikova
Jun 11, 2018
10:50 A.M.

The community came together to make the 11-year-old cancer patient's dream come true.


Fifth-grader Madison Smallwood of Monroe, Ohio celebrated an early prom to make sure that she lives out the special day following her diagnosis of bone cancer.

According to a report from WKRC uploaded on Facebook, the doctors have declared that the 11-year-old girl has only a few months to live.

Accompanied by friends and family, Smallwood was dressed in a stunning dress as she went to prom at Lake Lyndsay in Hamilton, Ohio with as many as four dates

Smallwood traveled with her father as her friends followed in a pink limousine, reported the local news channel's video report.

Speaking about her experience, the girl's mother told the news source, "She has smiled like I have not seen since she was 8 years old." She added that there had been glimpses of her being happy and laughing but not like on the day of her prom.


As she lives in a close community, several boys showed up as suitors when she needed a date for the prom. They even presented her with some gifts such as cake, flowers, and donuts.

Going to the prom was one of many goals Smallwood had set for herself. By experiencing the special day, she wanted to create memories that would last with her for a long time.

The boys who asked her for a date told the news source how excited Smallwood was because of the prom that the community threw for her.

The news source informed that enjoying the prom with her classmates and riding in a limousine was something that she always wanted to do.

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