A group of teenage girls are remembering their friend who died of cancer in the most touching way. This story is a tribute to 16-year-old Catherine Malatesta and her last prom dress which she wore with great enthusiasm despite her sickness.
What made her story so special is her group of friends who reincarnated her last moments of happiness by picking her prom dress. Have a look at the story below to see what happened to this beautiful girl.
Catherine Malatesta died on August 2, 2015, at age 16. She had managed to attend junior prom before her death, wearing that same blue dress.
“I guess for us, it’s a way to keep her spirit and legacy alive,” Catherine’s dad Gregg Malatesta told ABC News. “It’s really special that these girls were so passionate about wearing the dress. That was the last time they saw Catherine out-and-about with her radiant smile and having a great time at the prom so I think for them, it’s pretty special.”
Catherine had received her stage 4 diagnosis of epithelioid sarcoma in November of 2014, and went through months of chemotherapy before passing away.
“She was fearless, she was confident and she had an incredible amount of courage,” her father said. She just loved being around her friends, children, teaching, helping others. She was a first grade CCD teacher at St. Agnus parish.