How a Community’s Efforts Changed This Bullied Teen’s Life

After deciding against going to prom to avoid bullies, one teen’s family enlisted some community members to make sure she had a special night.

How it All Started

Shannon Purcifer was an average high schooler, who wanted to live out her prom fantasies with her friends. Shannon had been a victim of bullying for many years, which had gotten more extreme later on in her high school years.


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