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Mom organizes prom for special needs son

on March 25, 2014 10:35 AM

FERNDALE (AP) — A western Pennsylvania mother’s effort to organize a prom for her son with special needs has turned into an event for other students in the same situation.

Carrie Boyer, of Ferndale, said she organized “Our Fairytale Prom” for her son, Charles, 19, a twin who born prematurely and is now legally blind, has cerebral palsy and epilepsy.

Charles is a senior at the Vo-Tech Life Skills program in the Ferndale Area School District and wanted to attend prom, but couldn’t because of health issues.

His mother organized the event at a banquet hall in Johnstown on May 31, and community members have volunteered to provide some services for the event.

It’s grown to the point that Boyer is inviting anyone 15 and older with specials needs to attend.

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