Matric Dance

A dressmaker made a matric dance dress for a young lady with cystic fibrosis, but sadly she couldn’t attend her big day… and that is when everyone from the hospital stepped in.


Port Elizabeth, South Africa – The matric dance is a right of passage for every high schooler. Sadly, sometimes it is missed by a student or two due to unforeseen circumstances.

Larisca was one of those students this year. She was admitted to hospital for her cystic fibrosis and missed her dance.

Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. The body produces thick and sticky mucus that can clog the lungs and obstruct the pancreas. Cystic fibrosis (CF) can be life-threatening, and people with the condition tend to have a shorter-than-normal life span.

Before ending up in the hospital, Larisca had a dress made for her big day. As she missed her dance, she missed her chance to wear her dress.

Instead, Larisca got the chance to wear her dress at the hospital. Livingstone Hospital in Port Elizabeth threw her, her very own and clapped as she passed down the hallway.

The hospital went above and beyond to offer exceptional care to a patient. Take a look at her happy day below.

Matric Dance

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Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy.

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