A teenager named Brett Marie Christian was fighting for leukemia for a long time. She was staying at the Monarch facility in Lincoln, Nebraska which is a freestanding facility aimed at enhancing the quality of life of the terminally ill.
Although Brett was only 15 she was quite mature for her age. She loved horse riding and softball as well as chatting on Facebook just like any other teenage girl. According to her mother, Leah Buckbee, her little girl was tired of fighting the deadly disease and was preparing to face the inevitable. Brett knew she would miss out a lot such as getting married, having kids and growing old. However, Brett had one last dying wish. She wanted to have her homecoming dance.
When the staff heard about Brett’s wish they helped her family organize the event. They found her a pink dress and professionals who styled her hair and did her makeup. She even got a pedicure and manicure. On the big day she was escorted by her boyfriend and fellow classmate Treyton Carter with whom she had her first dance and kiss. The event at the Monarch was visited by more than 50 of her classmates which helped make the improvised homecoming ball a true spectacle. Sadly, the brave 15-year-old girl passed away 2 days after the event.