Bullied Teen Is Too Scared To Go To Prom Until Mom's Message Reaches 120 Bikers
Being a teenage girl is tough. This is a time in a young woman's life when she's trying to figure out who she is and how she fits into the world. On top of dealing with the normal trials and tribulations of youth, teen girls often feel pressure to look and act a certain way in order to fit society's unfair standards of who they should be.
For 16-year-old Shannon Purcifer, girlhood is especially stressful. Shannon struggles with a long list of health conditions, including arthritis and ulcerative colitis according to Inside Edition.
Shannon's physical suffering ought to be the extent of her unhappiness. However, Shannon sadly goes to school with some very cruel kids. Instead of supporting their peer in her health struggles, they bully and mock her for not always being able to keep up with the rest of her classmates.
According to Inside Edition, Shannon was planning on attending her junior prom, even going so far as to splurge on a nearly $700 dress for the occasion. However, her vicious bullies decided to ratchet up their attacks against the poor young woman. Shannon became depressed and withdrawn. She told her mother, Claire, that she didn't want to go to prom.
Claire decided that she'd had quite enough of Shannon's bullies. She sat down at her computer and wrote a long rant excoriating the cruel teens who were making her daughter's life so miserable.
The rant quickly went viral. People from all over the country sent Claire and Shannon their love and support. When a group of bikers found out about Shannon's ordeal, they decided to step up and be heroes for the brave young girl.
On the day of Shannon's prom, she did all the normal things that teen girls do to get ready. She did her nails, her hair and her makeup before getting into her beautiful dress. When it came time to head to prom, she was escorted by a whopping 120 bikers.
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