Teen Cancer Patient Dies After 'Bucket List' Prom
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Tennessee teen, Katelyn Norman, died Friday from cancer. This comes just days after her community held a special prom in honor of Norman.


(Image Source: WATE )     BY NICHOLE CARTMELL     Just days after an ailing teen’s “bucket list” wish for a prom of her own was granted — the 14-year-old died peacefully Friday. Katelyn Norman was diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone cancer in 2011. And when word spread that her chemotherapy was no longer working, the teen’s community rallied to help one of Norman’s last wishes come true. ( WSMV ) Her condition worsened the night of the event, meaning Norman could not attend. Instead, she enjoyed her own special night in her hospital room, complete with decorations, her very own corsage and prom sash. ( WATE ) Two days later, an update posted on a fundraising page for the teen read, “ Sweet Kate went to be with the Lord at 8:23 a.m. She is now dancing with Jesus! Rest in Peace Katelyn!” WBIR explains her bucket-list signified how Katelyn continued to live her life to the fullest despite her condition. Her high school’s nurse said... “She has so much energy and so much life. Even now she has just never given up and has beaten cancer.  Even if cancer takes her away from us, she has beaten cancer because she never let it keep her from living.” And friends and family say Norman’s vibrant, full of life spirit will live on. On a Facebook page dedicated to her a post read... “The fight isn't over. Kate will continue to inspire people around the world.” (SOC)