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2019 Prom at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Children's Wisconsin holds prom for its patients

“It really lifts their spirits. It gives them something to look forward to," said Jill Fahner, Certified Child Life Specialist. "We get them out of their hospital room, they get to go down, pick out their dress, get jewelry created, get their hair and makeup done and just forget about being sick for a while.”

Prom is a rite of passage for many teenagers — getting all dressed up, going out with friends, dancing and having fun all night. But for those with serious illnesses, they’re not always able to participate in the festivities. That’s why for the last 10 years, Children’s Wisconsin has hosted a prom for its adolescent patients.  

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