For one year, an emerald dress sat in Taylor Helland’s closet. It didn’t leave the hanger and she never forgot about it.
"I got it last year to go to my boyfriend's senior prom, and I wasn't able to go because I was in the hospital. So, I think it's really special that I get to wear it this year," said Helland.
Tomorrow is a do-over for Taylor and her boyfriend. She's going to her senior prom, more than two years after a devastating cancer diagnosis. Since then, she's beat the disease twice and takes nothing for granted.
"It has always been like, kind of in the back of my head, like, what if something happens? What if it reoccurs and I can't go to prom? You know, it's crazy that I am here and I am going tomorrow. It makes me so happy," she added
Helland's been cancer free just over a year. And what a year she has had. She was crowned homecoming queen at Arlington Martin High school and accepted to TCU
Things, that to some, may not have seemed possible after her initial diagnosis.
But don’t tell Taylor that.
"Throughout the whole thing I knew I was going to beat it. I mean, of course I knew I wanted to, but I just had, like, this determination that I wasn't going to let it get me. And here I am," said Helland