Sweet 'prom-posal' for attack survivor

Monday, March 27, 2017 04:50PM
Queena Phu gets asked to prom nine years after she survived an attack that left her paralyzed.


She said yes! Queena Phu, who survived a brutal attack that left her paralyzed, is going to prom.

In 2008, Phu was the victim of a brutal attack and sexual assault outside Bloomingdale Regional Public Library in Valrico, Florida. The attack left her paralyzed and unable to speak. Then a senior at East Bay High School, she was only a week away from her own prom at the time.

"She already had her prom dress bought and her hair and makeup appointments scheduled and a limo booked," her sister Anna Donato told ABC.

Nine years later, Queena received a "prom-posal" from her friend, Derrick Perez, who surprised her with a pink teddy bear and a sign that said "Prom would be un-bear-able without you."

"Queena has been grinning from ear to ear and beaming," Donato added.

The duo have already garnered some attention, including a donated ticket to prom from Bloomingdale High School, a seamstress who plans to alter the same dress Queena will wear as well as hair and makeup services.

Perez, who is a family friend, is making a film about Queena.

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