Neighbours surprise a teenager with a socially-distanced street disco
Neighbours surprise a teenager who has cerebral palsy and epilepsy with a socially-distanced street disco after her school prom was cancelled due to coronavirus
- Stacie Stroud, 16, from Andover, Hampshire, has cerebral palsy and epilepsy
- She was devastated when her prom was cancelled because of the coronavirus
- Stacie’s local community and friends surprised her with a street disco instead
A 16-year-old who was devastated when her prom was cancelled because of coronavirus, was stunned when a group of her neighbours and friends to came together to organise an unforgettable night.
Stacie Stroud from Andover, Hampshire, who has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, was surprised when her neighbours arranged a street prom to make up for her school prom being called off.
The entire community came together to prepare for the evening on Friday 26th June with her father Steve, 42, decorating the street with fairy lights and balloons.
Stacie was unaware of what was being planned and spent the day inside with her sister, Samantha, 19, who did her hair and make-up.
Stacie Stroud, 16, (pictured) from Andover, Hampshire, was surprised with a socially-distanced disco, after her school prom was cancelled because of the pandemic
Stacie’s grandfather picked her up in his yellow van, which was originally planned as the transport for her school prom.
He drove her around for an hour before arriving back home at the street prom to cheers from the gathered crowd.
Stacie’s mother Sarah Stroud, 42, said: ‘We were all out there all day cleaning, and putting decorations up. We had a photo prop area, and there was hand sanitiser everywhere so people could clean up before and after.
‘We had a bit of a socially-distanced disco in the evening. She cried when she arrived.’
Stacie’s head of year also turned up dressed up in a tuxedo for what Sarah called an ’emotional evening’.
‘Stacie spent the evening dancing around in her wheelchair. She took some photos and had a chat with the neighbours,’ she said.
Stacie who has cerebral palsy and epilepsy spent the evening dancing around in her wheelchair and taking photographs
‘She’s always quite bubbly and chatty with people she knows quite well, like the neighbours. They treat her like they would anyone else, which is what she wants.’
The teen, who aspires to be a chef, is now planning on going to college to study hospitality and catering after her final school year was abruptly brought to an end because of the coronavirus pandemic.
‘She was originally quite stressed about doing GCSEs,’ said Sarah.
‘Last year during the mock exams she got quite stressed and had a seizure, so not doing them, she relaxed a bit more knowing she didn’t have to do that.’
Aspiring chef Stacie (pictured), had a seizure last year under the stress of doing mock exams, but has since been able to relax because the pressure of doing GCSEs has been taken off
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