Duke Children's Health host annual prom for young patients and their families

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Sunday, April 23, 2023
Duke Children's Health host prom for patients and their families
The Duke Children's Health Center hosted its first in-person prom for patients since the COVID-19 pandemic

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Saturday, Duke Children's Health Center hosted its first in-person prom for patients since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hospital staff turned the lobby into a dance floor, and young patients dressed up to enjoy a night of music, food and celebration with their families and caregivers.

The annual event, which started in 2017, was renamed "Jodie's Prom" in honor of Jodie Elliot, a Duke social worker who die in August 2022.