Teen Bone Marrow Transplant Patient Plans 1920s-Themed Prom at Hospital

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Since 2015, Corinne Bass has been battling aplastic anemia, a rare blood disorder that essentially causes the bone marrow to fail.

As a result, the 18-year-old began intensive treatments and moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan with her family for a bone marrow transplant in February at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

While at the hospital, Bass completed schoolwork and even celebrated her 18th birthday there. There was one more milestone she wanted to mark, however, and in March, Bass planned her prom with the help of her mom and the hospital's staff.

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"Since she was diagnosed, she has missed a lot of high school experiences," Bass' mother, Heather Wilson, told Spectrum Health. "It's very important to get to do something like this."

The teen decided on a Great Gatsby theme for the event, and Bass arrived in a limousine to find her friends and the staff waiting for her, all dressed in 1920s-themed apparel. Staff also helped to find Bass a '20s dress and headband of her own.

"I think that they went beyond my expectations of what I thought it was going to be," Bass said of the staff. "I've been with them for so long that they're now like family."

"I have, like, this prom that I can remember," she added. "It's just really special ... It made up for the prom that I didn't get to go to."

[H/T / ABC News]


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