Mom Organizes Prom for Son With Special Needs

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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, tells WJAC-TV that she organized "Our Fairytale Prom" for her 19-year-old son Charles, a twin who was born prematurely and is now legally blind, has cerebral palsy and epilepsy.

Charles is a 19-year-old 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.

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

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