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Published March 28, 2011, 11:30 PM

Langdon, ND, Sophomore Battling Cancer to Attend Junior-senior Prom

Just a sophomore, Morgan Hayes is not old enough for prom in Langdon. But in Langdon, there is love for the teenager. The rules are changed for this weekend's prom and Morgan and her secret date will be there, dressed up and ready to party.

By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAZ

What teenage girl doesn't look forward to her first spring prom? 15-year old Morgan Hayes of Langdon, ND is, and she's preparing for the grand march at her school this weekend.

But the celebration is bitter-sweet.

Morgan has been fighting for her life this past year, and even though she's just a sophomore, students and administrators have changed the rules, so Morgan can go to the junior-senior prom.

On Monday, it was all about pink and the teenager who has dreamed of going to prom.

At the Bridal Shop in Fargo, Morgan had the store to herself. Trying on anything girly girl. From ballroom gowns to one that just made her smile.

It has been a tough year for Morgan. Battling two horrible, aggressive cancers. At Roger Maris Cancer Center Monday, she and Dr. Nathan Kobrinsky shared laughs, after a tough 13 months of treatment, that has now been withdrawn.

Just a sophomore, Morgan is not old enough for prom in Langdon. But in Langdon, there is love for the teenager. The rules are changed for this weekend's prom and Morgan and her secret date will be there, add dressed up and ready to party.

Because it's all about perspective now: time and how to spend it. Morgan and 16 family members just returned from a cruise together. Morgan kissed a dolphin.

On Monday, it was about picking out a dress for Saturday.

The Bridal Shop, so moved by Morgan's story, gave it as a gift.

Prom's prettiest girl, whose will to live and story of perseverance have taught all around her, some valuable lessons of love and life.

Morgan will join the junior and senior classes with a Mardi Gras theme at this Saturday's prom.

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