Dying Mother Becomes Teen Son’s Date to Prom So He Could “Have the Last Dance”

One woman’s time with her family was coming to a close after a cancer diagnosis. Her teenage son took the opportunity to ask for one final dance.

The senior prom: the biggest event of the year for Canyon Ridge High School students. The dance always marked the start of the spring season and the end of high school for one lucky class. Dylan, a 17-year-old senior, couldn’t wait to finally attend…with his mother on his arm.


Kerry Huffaker was given a grave diagnosis after a routine visit with her doctor. Oncologists advised the mother she had less than twenty months to live, having developed stage 4 brain cancer. That’s when her son had a brilliant idea…

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