Teens with cancer celebrate prom at Balboa Park

Posted at 6:28 AM, Apr 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-01 09:28:42-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Teens with cancer got an unforgettable experience Friday night, at a special Balboa Park Prom. 

The 11th annual "Friends of Scott" prom honor of Scott Del-Gadillo, who lost his life to childhood cancer 10 years ago.

10News Reporter Jarad Aarons emceed the event. 

Aldo Aguilar talked to 10News Friday morning, excited about the prom. It's a night he, and his mother Whendolin, thought they would never see. Aldo has astrocytoma, cerebral cancer.

He was diagnosed when he was just one-year-old. Aldo lost his sight last year, but he's now in remission after 13 years of surgeries and treatments.

"I'm not scared like other kids are," he said. "And I'm always fine with cancer. I'm not scared of anything."

The Friends of Scott prom gives teens with cancer a night to feel normal. Everything is donated and the event doesn't cost the teens or their families a cent. So Aldo's only worry was impressing his date.

10News asked how he invited his date, Amber, to the prom.

"I brought her some roses and I made a sign, do you want to go to a prom with me? And she said yes," he said.

Sounds like he's got it all under control.