Teen With Terminal Cancer Enjoys Bucket List Prom From Hospital Bed


Dying Teen's Bucket List Create Outpouring of Affection and Donations

An outpouring of donations have been made to Katelyn's fundraising page in the past day. Donations will be withdrawn from the site on April 2. The check will be sent to Katelyn and her family, along with copies of all of the messages of support.

The website, GoFundMe.com, takes a percentage from each donation, but the rest of the money will be sent to the family.

"It was just wonderful how the community rallied," Shepherd said. "It's almost breathtaking. It's overwhelming the impact she's had."

Shepherd said she does not yet know what the family's plans are for the money or what their situation is with expenses or insurance. She said the family's main focus right now is on Katelyn and her health.

One of the other items on Katelyn's bucket list was to see the band Of Mice & Men in concert and get an autographed T-shirt from them. The band's fans flooded their Facebook page and Twitter accounts with links to Katelyn's story, urging them to reach out to her.

"Dear Katelyn Norman, our set was for you tonight," the band's lead vocalist Austin Carlile tweeted Tuesday night. "My mind couldn't stop thinking about you the whole time. You inspire me, and I love you <3"

"NYC I'm sorry for the show. My head was somewhere else the entire time and the last thing I could think about was music. I'm so heartbroken," Carlile tweeted later in the night. "KATELYN is an inspiration to me. I didn't even want to be on stage tonight. I wanted to be with her."

Donations to Katelyn's bucket list fund can be made here.

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