Foster Mom Makes Prom Dreams a Reality

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For most teenage girls, the prom is a right of passage, but the high cost of dresses and accessories can be more than some families can afford -- especially for foster care families.

Rachel Ewald has cared for more than 50 foster children in Georgia and knows first-hand that money is often tight.

That led her to collect thousands of donated dresses for displaced girls in need. Ewald hosted hundreds of girls from group homes and foster care families to come and pick out their perfect dress for prom.

It's a gesture she believes is especially important for the girls.

"They look like princesses and they feel like princesses, why shouldn't they? Everybody should feel like a princess for one day," Ewald said.

"When I got to foster care, I wasn't expecting to go to the prom," foster child Krystal Glover said. "And it's like I'm going. I'm about to cry, I'm so happy."

Ewald hopes each girl will look back on the dance with fond memories and feel special.

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