Tennessee Churches Hold Special “Memphis Joy Prom” for Teens With Disabilities

Promgoers put their hands in the air at a free prom just for them. (Memphis Joy Prom)
Promgoers put their hands in the air at a free prom just for them. (Memphis Joy Prom)

Prom season is in full swing. And as limos are rented and dresses are altered, teens with disabilities want to be included, too.

So a group of Memphis, Tenn., churches arranged a black tie bash called the Memphis Joy Prom, complete with a red carpet, a makeup station, limos and tiaras for everyone. They had a prom dress donation drive in March, and a church member offered to cover tuxedo rentals from Men’s Warehouse, so the 110 attendees didn’t have to spend a dime.

“This was our first one, and it was unbelievable,” organizer Ashley Parks told ABCNews.com.

Parks said one parent sent a heartfelt note thanking her for loving her children “as much as God loves them.”

“We all cried over it,” she said. “It was one of many.”

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SOURCE: ABC News
Sydney Lupkin

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