Thousands Attend Bucket List Prom for Dying Twin Tiers Girl
On Sunday, March 10th, thousands of people showed up to support a Twin Tiers area girl they've never met just to help her see her bucket list wish of having an incredible prom become a reality. A 'Prom For Danger Girl' was held in the Grand Ballroom of the Mariott Syracuse Downtown and at times there were so many people that the line to get into the prom weaved through the hotel and around the block as people patiently waited to show Brooklyn Hall and her family what true community really is: love and support.
In September of 2017 at the tender age of three, Brooklyn Danger Hall was diagnosed with anaplastic ependymoma. Anaplastic ependymoma is a very rare cancer which forms in the central nervous system including the brain and spinal cord and it grows and spreads at a rapid rate. Doctors at both St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital have done all they can, but Brooklyn's cancer is inoperable and her time on earth is limited.
Brooklyn's family will be forced to say goodbye to her sooner rather than later and so they've created a bucket list so that Brooklyn can be given joy during her final time on earth and so that her family will have precious memories that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives.
One of the items on Brooklyn's Bucket List was a prom because every girl deserves the prom of her dreams and there's no doubt that 'Prom For Danger Girl' fulfilled every one of Brooklyn's dreams. The theme was dragons and unicorns, both of which Brooklyn loves. There were also photo booths, a DJ and dancing, Disney princesses, a candy bar, desserts and much more. But, the most touching moments came when Brooklyn's family held her and danced with their girl. It was impossible for bystanders not to choke up as Brooklyn's mom held her baby girl's head to her chest and let out a sob as she danced with her daughter.
Megan Godzwon shared on the prom Facebook event page, "What an amazing time for a truly amazing, strong, brave little girl!! It was an honor to be graced with your presence beautiful danger girl!! The way your daddy looks at you give us goosebumps. He looks at you like you are his world. the way he whispered in your ear, gave your cheeks those specials kisses. I was so happy to witness this moment!"
Joellen Broeker traveled a few hours with some friends from high school to attend Brooklyn's day and shared, "What an amazing turn out for an amazing family...We didn't attend our own prom so it was a beautiful opportunity to share in yours Danger girl!! Thank you for such a wonderful day. Stay strong....you are so loved by so many..."
Those who attended 'Prom For Danger Girl' happily donated $10 per person with every penny directly benefiting the Hall family as they prepare to face some of the hardest days of their lives. If you weren't able to attend the prom but would like to help the Hall family, you can make a donation to the Brooklyn Danger Paypal account, or make a donation through The Danger Girl GoFundMe page.