Resilient high school senior undergoes cancer treatment before heading to prom

Myasia Hargrove underwent cancer treatment hours before heading off to prom. (Photo: Jay Korff/WJLA)

WASHINGTON (WJLA) — For 18-year-old Washington D.C. high school senior Myasia Hargrove, making it to prom night feels surreal after her father broke the news to her last fall.

“It was just devastating. When the doctor came in and told me, I said he was wrong. You are talking to the wrong family. Not my child,” said Myasia’s father Sylvester Campbell.

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Doctors diagnosed Hargrove in October with a rare form of leukemia. Thanks to world-class care at Children’s National Health System in Northwest Washington, Myasia is now in remission, but she still requires a couple more infusions. This one fell on the very day of her prom.

Myasia told us during the infusion, “I fought and I said I cannot miss my 12th grade prom.”

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