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Fox 4: ‘Let’s glow,’ Teens dance the night away at Children’s Mercy prom

By Regan Porter

Marissa Graczyk and her family have taken too many trips to Children's Mercy to count, but Friday was different.

"I haven't been here before," Marissa said.

Marissa was going to the second annual Children's Mercy prom. This year's theme: "Let's Glow."

Marissa didn't have just one favorite part: "Dancing and hair and makeup and a beautiful dress," she said.

"She's just a beautiful girl, so it's always kind of a tear-filled moment when she's done and looks as beautiful as she does," her mom Dawn said.

The glam, hair and make-up made her feel, "like a celebrity," Marissa said.

More than 60 teens walked the red carpet and posed for paparazzi Friday night. Some were even escorted by Sporting KC players. Then they played games, stopped at the Kendra Scott color bar and danced the night away.

"We had numerous patients and parents tell us they weren't going to go to their prom they haven't been to school dances, and this is just an opportunity of a lifetime for them," Children's Mercy Volunteer Program Coordinator Trista Williams said.

All the dresses and suits were donated, along with hair and makeup services.


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