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Bullied teen taken to prom by bikies


Shannon Purcifer, 16, says she shunned her prom after enduring 18 months of intimidation by classmates who left her in tears due to name-calling as she battled bowel disease. Picture: Caters

A TEENAGE girl who missed her high school prom because of bullies has finally got her chance to party thanks to 120 leather-clad bikers who made her dreams come true.

Shannon Purcifer, 16, shunned her original prom last month because classmates had teased her about her illness.

The 16-year-old who is coeliac also suffers from bowel disease, ulcerative colitis and arthritis. She had previously highlighted the taunts she was forced to endure two years ago, after a two-week stint in hospital.

Her story touched hearts after her mum Claire Carstens posted pictures of the 16-year-old in her unused £470 ($773) prom dress.

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Claire Carstens posted pictures of the 16-year-old in her unused prom dress. Picture: CatersSource:Caters News Agency

Describing the do as “better than I could ever have imagined”, Sha…

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