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(WHNS Fox 21)   Sad: Teenager battling cancer is unable to go to her prom. Awesome: So the other students bring the prom to her   ( foxcarolina.com) divider line
    More: Sappy, Chapman High School, Copyright, All rights reserved, High school, Spartanburg, South Carolina, South Carolina, A Lifetime, MeKayla  
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2017-04-17 08:31:54 AM  
What a heartwarming story.

As the prom drew to a close, the teen girl was visibly fighting back tears as the Prom King approached her to ask why she was crying. "I've never been hugged," she replied.

The Prom King gave her a big hug. The girl started crying in earnest, tears streaming down her cheeks. "What's wrong now?" asked the Prom King.

"I've never been kissed," replied the girl. The Prom King lifted up her chin and gave her a long, tender kiss. The girl started openly sobbing.

"Now what is it?" asked the Prom King.

"I've never been farked," said the girl.

Without another word, the Prom King opened a large window of the 18th-story condo, picked up the girl and threw her out onto the sidewalk below, calling after her  "THERE, NOW YOU'RE FARKED!"
 
2017-04-17 09:33:32 AM  
Enchantment Under The C
 
2017-04-17 09:40:19 AM  
Awkward prom night sex even more awkward.
 
2017-04-17 09:43:20 AM  
Doctors found MeKayla had a form of cancer, osteosarcoma in her left knee.

I guess she couldn't walk it off.
 
2017-04-17 09:55:28 AM  
This is just awesome.
 
2017-04-17 09:56:35 AM  
Wow, Monday morning and the 1st four comments gave me a huge "welcome to Fark."

This could be a good week.
 
2017-04-17 10:00:59 AM  
Sometimes good teens make the news too. We'll done, kids.
 
2017-04-17 10:01:26 AM  
Ah, youth. When one is still capable of acts of optimistic kindness before the drag and weight of years teaches one the futility and thoughtless cruelty of it all.
 
2017-04-17 10:04:04 AM  

cgraves67: Sometimes good teens make the news too. We'll done, kids.


Grrr. Stupid autocorrect.
 
2017-04-17 10:05:50 AM  

The Lurker at Your Threshold: Ah, youth. When one is still capable of acts of optimistic kindness before the drag and weight of years teaches one the futility and thoughtless cruelty of it all.


Yes, cancer has eaten my best friends, so when they said "she wins every time," I was thinking, well good luck, but that hasn't been my experience.  Carpe diem, I guess.
 
2017-04-17 10:24:42 AM  
Harry Freakstorm

Awkward prom night sex even more awkward.


So did they have a choice between vegetables
 
2017-04-17 10:29:18 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: opened a large window of the 18th-story condo, picked up the girl and threw her out onto the sidewalk below,


Know how I know you didn't read the article?

/going to hell, window seat
//good on the kids though
 
2017-04-17 10:30:03 AM  
And were alll promptly suspended.
 
2017-04-17 10:47:19 AM  
Fox is running a positive story about a Black teen?  FAKE NEWS
 
2017-04-17 11:18:03 AM  

Too Pretty For Prison: Fox is running a positive story about a Black teen?  FAKE NEWS


No, it's about white teens helping a black teen.  Very Fox News.

/sorry
 
2017-04-17 11:23:08 AM  
Cool story.  Not so cool comments
 
2017-04-17 11:26:00 AM  

FloridaFarkTag: Cool story.  Not so cool comments


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2017-04-17 11:41:58 AM  
Will Radiohead be there?

//I'll show myself out
 
2017-04-17 11:52:48 AM  
I'm a Virgo. What do I get?
 
2017-04-17 12:07:49 PM  
Even beyond the kids being nice to another kid, I'm glad to see the mix of skin tones.  Maybe there is hope for us all.

/The suburban school I went to had three Black kids, two from the same family who had an Engineer for the dad, and the rest of everyone who wasn't white were Asian or Indian doctor's kids.
//Metro Milwaukee doesn't have a lot of blending, like maybe Atlanta has?
///Reality check, though--the third black kid was the pot and coke connection--he had relatives in Milwaukee.
 
2017-04-17 12:40:20 PM  
Afterward: "Wait, you thought I had cancer? I said canker!"
 
2017-04-17 12:45:02 PM  

cgraves67: cgraves67: Sometimes good teens make the news too. We'll done, kids.

Grrr. Stupid autocorrect.

thats ok .. good kid's

 
2017-04-17 12:56:40 PM  
I love that people, especially teenagers would do it. But how many articles exactly like this have been published and with such frequency.  I guess we see a lot local stuff on fark, but honestly I get it by now.  People will say they need a heartwarming story in the midst off all the bad news, sure I agree, but it's the same story over and over just locations and names are different.
 
2017-04-17 01:04:08 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: Doctors found MeKayla had a form of cancer, osteosarcoma in her left knee.

I guess she couldn't walk it off.


Everything was great, until she took osteosarcoma to the knee.

/Obligatory
//It was too far down the list of farkisms for y'all?
///virgule virgule virgule
 
2017-04-17 01:07:24 PM  

fickenchucker: Even beyond the kids being nice to another kid, I'm glad to see the mix of skin tones.  Maybe there is hope for us all.

/The suburban school I went to had three Black kids, two from the same family who had an Engineer for the dad, and the rest of everyone who wasn't white were Asian or Indian doctor's kids.
//Metro Milwaukee doesn't have a lot of blending, like maybe Atlanta has?
///Reality check, though--the third black kid was the pot and coke connection--he had relatives in Milwaukee.


I have two kids.  Racism is a foreign concept to them.  When they've seen it they've been puzzled as to why anyone would care if someone is black, white, gay, trans, etc.
 
2017-04-17 01:22:40 PM  

mjbok: fickenchucker: Even beyond the kids being nice to another kid, I'm glad to see the mix of skin tones.  Maybe there is hope for us all.

/The suburban school I went to had three Black kids, two from the same family who had an Engineer for the dad, and the rest of everyone who wasn't white were Asian or Indian doctor's kids.
//Metro Milwaukee doesn't have a lot of blending, like maybe Atlanta has?
///Reality check, though--the third black kid was the pot and coke connection--he had relatives in Milwaukee.

I have two kids.  Racism is a foreign concept to them.  When they've seen it they've been puzzled as to why anyone would care if someone is black, white, gay, trans, etc.


I Don't know how old your kids are but that is really awesome and I hope they don't grow out of it. With any luck bigotry will be bred out of most of today's children and make a better place for us all. I can't really say how it was for me growing up since my school was as I remember all white with only two Asian girls and there was no racism there. MANY years later I even ended up married to the older sister of one of them. For a while anyway. Maybe a couple of white looking Hispanics in there too I think. The handful of black kids didn't move into the school system until about 8th grade or so. I seem to remember everything being cool from there out too though...
 
2017-04-17 01:26:14 PM  
I misread "prom" as "porn."

Yes, I'll be in that seat over there.
 
2017-04-17 01:28:22 PM  

Ruthven13: mjbok: fickenchucker: Even beyond the kids being nice to another kid, I'm glad to see the mix of skin tones.  Maybe there is hope for us all.

/The suburban school I went to had three Black kids, two from the same family who had an Engineer for the dad, and the rest of everyone who wasn't white were Asian or Indian doctor's kids.
//Metro Milwaukee doesn't have a lot of blending, like maybe Atlanta has?
///Reality check, though--the third black kid was the pot and coke connection--he had relatives in Milwaukee.

I have two kids.  Racism is a foreign concept to them.  When they've seen it they've been puzzled as to why anyone would care if someone is black, white, gay, trans, etc.

I Don't know how old your kids are but that is really awesome and I hope they don't grow out of it. With any luck bigotry will be bred out of most of today's children and make a better place for us all. I can't really say how it was for me growing up since my school was as I remember all white with only two Asian girls and there was no racism there. MANY years later I even ended up married to the older sister of one of them. For a while anyway. Maybe a couple of white looking Hispanics in there too I think. The handful of black kids didn't move into the school system until about 8th grade or so. I seem to remember everything being cool from there out too though...


12 and 14.  Friends across the race spectrum.  They don't care about it or see in color, which is great.  I'd like to take credit, but honestly I think it's a cultural shift and just exposure and demographic make up.
 
2017-04-17 01:48:15 PM  

mjbok: Ruthven13: mjbok: fickenchucker: Even beyond the kids being nice to another kid, I'm glad to see the mix of skin tones.  Maybe there is hope for us all.

/The suburban school I went to had three Black kids, two from the same family who had an Engineer for the dad, and the rest of everyone who wasn't white were Asian or Indian doctor's kids.
//Metro Milwaukee doesn't have a lot of blending, like maybe Atlanta has?
///Reality check, though--the third black kid was the pot and coke connection--he had relatives in Milwaukee.

I have two kids.  Racism is a foreign concept to them.  When they've seen it they've been puzzled as to why anyone would care if someone is black, white, gay, trans, etc.

I Don't know how old your kids are but that is really awesome and I hope they don't grow out of it. With any luck bigotry will be bred out of most of today's children and make a better place for us all. I can't really say how it was for me growing up since my school was as I remember all white with only two Asian girls and there was no racism there. MANY years later I even ended up married to the older sister of one of them. For a while anyway. Maybe a couple of white looking Hispanics in there too I think. The handful of black kids didn't move into the school system until about 8th grade or so. I seem to remember everything being cool from there out too though...

12 and 14.  Friends across the race spectrum.  They don't care about it or see in color, which is great.  I'd like to take credit, but honestly I think it's a cultural shift and just exposure and demographic make up.


I hate to say this but I think TV and MTV specifically has a lot to do with it. having shows like the ironically named Real World. I think youngsters seeing people from different demographics and realizing they are people too changed things.  Among the younger generations there is much less blatant racism and homophobia than when I was young in my admittedly anecdotal experience.
 
2017-04-17 02:05:50 PM  

mjbok: Ruthven13: mjbok: fickenchucker: Even beyond the kids being nice to another kid, I'm glad to see the mix of skin tones.  Maybe there is hope for us all.

/The suburban school I went to had three Black kids, two from the same family who had an Engineer for the dad, and the rest of everyone who wasn't white were Asian or Indian doctor's kids.
//Metro Milwaukee doesn't have a lot of blending, like maybe Atlanta has?
///Reality check, though--the third black kid was the pot and coke connection--he had relatives in Milwaukee.

I have two kids.  Racism is a foreign concept to them.  When they've seen it they've been puzzled as to why anyone would care if someone is black, white, gay, trans, etc.

I Don't know how old your kids are but that is really awesome and I hope they don't grow out of it. With any luck bigotry will be bred out of most of today's children and make a better place for us all. I can't really say how it was for me growing up since my school was as I remember all white with only two Asian girls and there was no racism there. MANY years later I even ended up married to the older sister of one of them. For a while anyway. Maybe a couple of white looking Hispanics in there too I think. The handful of black kids didn't move into the school system until about 8th grade or so. I seem to remember everything being cool from there out too though...

12 and 14.  Friends across the race spectrum.  They don't care about it or see in color, which is great.  I'd like to take credit, but honestly I think it's a cultural shift and just exposure and demographic make up.


On the internet, nobody knows you're a ******
 
2017-04-17 02:34:30 PM  

kdawg7736: This is just awesome.


A friend of mine died from the same thing when he was 19. Reading her story brought back the memories. His cancer also started in his knee and moved to his hip. He was given a huge party with local rock bands and a couple of thousand people showed up. All that happened back in the late 70's. I wish we could do better treatment by now.
 
2017-04-17 03:57:52 PM  

clovercat: kdawg7736: This is just awesome.

A friend of mine died from the same thing when he was 19. Reading her story brought back the memories. His cancer also started in his knee and moved to his hip. He was given a huge party with local rock bands and a couple of thousand people showed up. All that happened back in the late 70's. I wish we could do better treatment by now.


A young man I know in Austin lost a leg a few years ago, a car nerd and he had to switch to automatics :( I'm going to rig my racing go kart with a hand throttle so he can have a go.
 
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