After Missing Prom, Seizure-Suffering Teen's Friends Surprise Her with Her Own

May 24, 2018
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By Kayla Jardine/Joe Cingrana

After a bad seizure left Kiersten Johnson badly injured, she was sure she’d never attend her prom.

The Georgia teen collapsed from a seizure just days before her school’s dance, hitting her face into the tile floor, so instead of dancing with friends, she had to stay home and recover.

In a blog post on Love What Matters, Kiersten's mother Margie remember the first day she found out about her daughter's condition: "I remember the phone call like it was yesterday. My daughter’s best friend Abby called me around 8:30 a.m. on November 14, 2015, to tell me that my daughter Kiersten had a seizure. My response to her, ‘Abby, quit playing around!’"

After many neurological and allergy tests, as well as multiple episodes, Margie says "No one could explain to me how my seemingly perfect 15-year-old daughter was now suddenly having seizures. I was angry. I was desperate. I was determined. During moments of wakefulness she would rage and terrify me with her sentiments of grief and depression."

The morning of April 20th, the day before Kiersten's senior prom, she had another seizure that left her with shifted and missing teeth after crashing down face first onto her bathroom's tile floor. Recovering from yet another seizure and grieving another missed opportunity the next day, Kiersten and Margie knew prom would not be happening for her.

After Kiersten healed, her friends wanted to make sure she didn’t miss out on the iconic high school moment, so they surprised her with a special prom of her own, complete with food, drinks, music, and balloons!

The incredible gesture left Kiersten and Margie completely stunned.

While it may not have been what she initially expected, Kiersten's prom turned out to be absolutely perfect!