Monday, April 16, 2012

The Day That Changed My Life - Courtney's Special Prom

It's prom season - an exciting time for high school seniors. It is the event that most students look forward to as it is a transition that celebrates the end of high school and the beginning of young adult life where college or work life begins. However, Courtney Alvis has had her own transition battling Acute T-cell leukemia and trying to move forward as a normal teen. Although Courtney wanted to attend her prom, she had her reservations. Courtney was uncomfortable with her weight gain and did not feel confident enough to go to the prom besides no one asked her to be their date. However, that all changed when Alabama College Football Running Back Trent Richardson whose mother is a cancer survivor stepped in and escorted Courtney to the prom.

While each journey is unique, we all share a common theme cancer changes our lives forever.

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