GOSHEN, Ohio - Shelby Foster can't wait for Saturday night. After 2 years of battling cancer, this Goshen High School freshman has been invited to a dance.
She's not going to her high school prom, because she can't afford it. Her family resources have all gone to keeping her alive.
"They found a 6 inch tumor wrapped around her femur," says her mother, Debby Foster.
Shelby was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer.
"Chemotherapy is not fun," Shelby acknowleges.
Her doctors thought they had the disease under control, but it spread to her lungs, despite the treatments.
Meanwhile, a few dozen miles north at Chatfield College in St. Martin, Ohio, Brandy Balon was preparing for the school's End of Semester Dance when she heard about Shelby's struggles through a relative.
"We thought we'd invite her as a guest of honor as a chance to be a kid," Balon says.
Word spread and before she knew it, there was a donated limosine, and Bengal Domata Peko and his wife were taking Shelby shopping for the affair.
The school pitched in to decorate the gym with Shelby's favorite: rainbows.
Shelby is ready to forget her pain and live like a queen, if just for one night.
"I appreciate it," Shelby says. "It's something I never expected."
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