Bullying Caused This Teen to Skip Prom But Friends and Bikers Stepped In
Sixteen-year-old Shannon Purcifer is a bullied girl who is often absent in class because she suffers from bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, and arthritis. In addition to her medical woes, students at her school made fun of her condition. The bullying was so bad that she decided to not go to prom.
“It was horrendous. It’d been going on for such a long time. I tried so hard to put a stop to it but the school didn’t help us. I just felt lost really. There was nothing I could do but let her talk to me,” Shannon’s mother, Claire Carsten told the Inside Edition.
Because of the constant verbal harassment, the bullied girl decided to skip prom night and stay at home instead, missing one of the biggest milestones in a young girl’s life.
“I just didn’t really want to feel uncomfortable for the whole night,” Shannon said of her decision.
Claire was upset that Shannon was missing an important occasion because of bullies and in response, she posted a photo of Shannon’s should-have-been prom dress on Facebook. She wrote on the post that “If Shannon had gone to prom tonight she would of worn this beautiful dress. Thanks to nasty vile bullies Shannon decided she didn’t want to go and mix with scum that made her so miserable. For a girl that has had so much to deal with in life…. coeliac disease, ulcerative colitis and rheumatoid arthritis, she is one strong young lady with an even stronger mind!! Love you girl”
Claire’s post caught the attention of the community so they organized a party specially for Shannon so she could have a prom where she can feel special and have fun.
Friends and strangers provided assistance with the preparation and a group of over a hundred kind bikers from Gosport Scooter Club became Shannon’s chauffeur service.
“[The bikers] came into the street. Everyone was coming out of their houses watching, wondering what was going on,” Claire shared.
As to the lovely party where everyone had a good time, Shannon’s mom said: “It was just so nice to see so many wonderful people, people we’ve never met before. People wanted to make her happy.”
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