Before prom, the group took photos at Austin Landing in Miami Township, then ate dinner at BJ’s Brewhouse.
Jody Cole said she cried when she saw Mattie in her dress.
“Just beautiful,” her mother said.
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They waited until the last minute to buy Mattie a dress because they weren’t sure if her cancer treatments would allow her to attend prom at Lake Lindsay.
Then on Sunday, Mattie returned to Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus to continue her chemotherapy treatments, her mother said. She will receive two-hour treatments through Thursday of this week, then receive a shot Friday to build up her bone marrow, her mother said.
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On May 2, Mattie will undergo “a very significant” surgery when her ilium will be remove and replaced by her fibula, her mother said. Rehabilitation will last several months, her mother said.