97-year-old woman who finally gets to attend prom, named honorary queen

It took some time, but a 97-year-old woman in Rhode Island finally got to go to the prom.

Helen Danis, of West Warwick, didn't attend her senior prom as a teenager because she couldn't afford it. The item was something she never checked off her bucket list — that is, until her granddaughter stepped in.

Helen Danis, 97, finally got to attend the prom close to 80 years after she couldn't afford to attend as a high school student.

Helen Danis, 97, finally got to attend the prom close to 80 years after she couldn't afford to attend as a high school student. (Julie Huddon)

Danis' granddaughter, Julie Huddon, received permission to bring her grandmother to the prom of Pilgrim High School — the school Huddon's son attends — on Friday, WJAR reported.

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Huddon told the news outlet that Danis "mentioned a couple times about not being able to go to her prom." And so, complete with a "promposal," she asked her grandmother to attend the prom with her.

"Will you be my prom queen and go to senior prom with me?" the invitation read.

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The two attended the prom together at the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston, and had a wonderful time. Danis, amid the dancing and fun she had, was even named the honorary prom queen.

"I feel blessed that I can share some of her memories, and I'll always remember this night," Huddon said.