- Associated Press - Sunday, April 26, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Hospital staff and friends turned 16-year-old Madison Hurd’s room into a prom when they learned she wouldn’t be able to attend the dance she helped plan at school.

Madison Hurd is being treated at Children’s Hospital in Omaha for a sepsis infection, so she was going to miss Milford High School’s prom on Saturday.

Madison Hurd had been looking forward to the dance, and had even worked a part-time job to pay for her dress.

“She’s always been there for me when I needed it, so I wanted to be there for her,” said Hurd’s friend, Anna Ramsdel.

Hurd’s mother, Catrece Hurd, said the nurses - some of them on their day off - did a wonderful job of helping make the Great Gatsby prom happen for her daughter this weekend.

“Absolutely overwhelming! I mean, I don’t even understand it. It means the world to me. I mean, my baby’s prom and she was going to miss it,” Catrece Hurd said.

Madison Hurd said it’s awesome that everyone did so much work to make her hospital prom happen. Her boyfriend even dressed in a tuxedo and brought her a corsage.

“Even though I’m exhausted, I’m just very happy, very happy, everything, this is better than real prom,” Hurd said.

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