Students with Disabilities Celebrate at Prom

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In the US, high school students usually attend a prom at the end of the school year. It’s a party that many consider one of the most memorable moments of their young lives. But students with disabilities and life threatening illnesses are mostly left out of the celebrations. On a recent Sunday, the dream came true for some of these students at a Washington extravaganza entirely paid for by donations from individuals and corporations. VOA producer June Soh takes you to the event. Carol Pearson narrates.

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