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Friends and Family Rally Together to Throw Teen Battling Cancer Her Very Own Prom

Posted on;;playerWidth=630;playerHeight=385;isShowIcon=true;clipId=11550139;flvUri=;partnerclipid=;adTag=News;advertisingZone=;enableAds=true;landingPage=;islandingPageoverride=false;playerType=STANDARD_EMBEDDEDscript;controlsType=fixedMaci Varnell, a Georgia teen who has been battling cancer, was given a very special surprise on Friday – her very own prom.

The 17-year-old student at Effingham High School in Ricon was unable to attend her junior prom due to chemotherapy treatments (Varnell was diagnosed with Hodgkin s lymphoma in November), so her family and friends brought the party to her.

Varnell walked into her own prom, complete with decorations such as a ‘Maci’s Prom’ banner, food and even a decorated limo.

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The event was organized by friends, family members, cheerleaders from the school and several community members. The food and venue was also donated by several people from the Rincon community.

“You see many of her friends here who have been part of a unique support group for her,” Ronnie Varnell, Maci’s father told WTOC-TV. “So much we almost got kicked out of the hospital because we had so many friends out there.”