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Just a month-and-a-half after sustaining a serious shrapnel wound and fearing she'd lost her mother, Celeste, in the horrific Boston Marathon bombings, Massachusetts teen Sydney Corcoran was crowned queen of her high school prom on Tuesday night.
"When I was in the hospital, I didn't think this was going to be possible," she told local WCVB News. "Then I got to rehab and I was up and doing things. I felt like I could do it. So it was a goal. This and graduation — definitely goals."
Still using crutches, the raven-haired 18-year old looked stunning in a full-length, strapless white gown. "I'm so happy to be back," she said when she arrived at the prom venue, Lowell Memorial Auditorium, with her date. "It's just really good to see everyone."