Goth Make-A-Wish

A teenage goth who has an inoperable heart condition was given a dream start to her school prom after being driven to the party in a horse-drawn hearse.

Sandra-Lee Prewitt, a sixteen-year-old goth in the U.K., thought she would have to go to prom in her grandparent’s car, and not a limo like her friends.

Her grandmother, Mrs. Prewitt, who organised the surprise, said: “A few weeks ago, we were talking about the prom and I joked that a hearse would be better than a limo because of her wheelchair. She said ‘can we, can we?’ but I didn’t mention it again.”

But her grandmother surprised her and arranged for a black and ivory horse-drawn hearse to take her.  The drivers were both dressed in black, and the carriage was pulled by two Friesian horses.

Ms. Prewitt wore a black lace dress, black gloves, giant-black boots, and carried a black purse with gold skulls on it.

As for Ms. Prewitt’s reaction when she saw the horse-drawn hearse —

I was totally shocked when I saw the carriage, I was just trying not to cry . . . .If I could have dreamt of any way to go to the prom, it would have been in a hearse.

This story warmed my dark heart.  It is so sweet to see an entire family accept Ms. Prewitt’s goth sensibility. More endearing, is Ms. Prewitt’s ability to see humor and beauty in such a dark aesthetic given her health issues.

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Tiny, Tiny Top Hat Tip to Amelie Nocturna

~ by siouxsielaw on July 1, 2011.

4 Responses to “Goth Make-A-Wish”

  1. Awwwww, that really warmed the cockles of my shriveled, cynical heart. Thanks for posting it.

  2. I admit it – I cried a little.

  3. Her attitude and outfit are both amazing.

  4. That is one great grandma!

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