A terminally ill teenager got to take his girlfriend to the school prom after it was brought forward for him by his school.
Jak Trueman, 15, took centre stage at West Calder High’s prom night at Livingston Football Club, and he had his girlfriend at his side for it.
The event was an emotional one, as tearful classmates and teachers knew it would be his last. And the effect of attending took its tole on the young lad, who could only manage 10 minutes before having to leave.
His mum, Allison, said:
The prom was about my boy and Hannah. He managed to make the evening for 10 minutes through wonderful courage and determination.Advertisement
Jak and Hannah are exceptionally close and I think it is absolutely magical that the school brought the prom forward. It is overwhelming what they have arranged.
Jak was diagnosed with terminal T-Cell Lymphoma last year, and has recently raised over £30,000 for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. With the funds raised, he wants to set up Team Jak in order to support other young people suffering with cancer.