Lexington, SC (WLTX) - News19 told you in March about Kennedy Branham, who was disagnosed with a brain tumor a year ago. People have been sporting stickers on their vehicles in support of her which say "Pray for Kennedy."
Now, she's getting this rite of passage that so many teenage girls may take for granted--prom.
Kennedy's mom, Erin Branham, says getting back to a normal for Kennedy isn't easy, but a call from Rivers Bedenbough changed all that.
"For him to give this opportunity to her, means the world, to us,"
Bedenbough, a six foot three, high school football player decided this was what he wanted to do.
"I heard about her story and decided to take her to the prom," Bedenbough says. "When I first decided to do this, this is all about her. This is her night. I just want her to have a good time."
So what does mom think?
"First of all who is this guy? And second of all, kudos to his mom and dad to raise him like that to be so compassionate at that age."
We caught up with her as she was picking out a dress to put a smile on her face.
"For her to get dressed up and to twirl in a pretty dress and earrings and makeup I can only imagine what it means to her because I've been there," says Erin Branham.
Kennedy couldn't be happier.
"I think it's cool that he chose to take me to prom," she says.
"She provides inspiration to me, to the community, she's pretty much a hero," says Bedenbough.
And he adds she's taught him a few lessons as well.
"Be thankful for the little things. You know, a lot of stuff goes unnoticed and you complain about the little stuff you just got to be greatful for what you have."
Kennedy says the first thing she wants to do is get right on the dance floor when she gets to prom. But she won't be alone. Kennedy's parents will accompany them when they go at the end of the month.