The National Institutes of Health estimates that as many as one in four kids and teens in the U.S. suffer from chronic illness. For many, this means they miss out on the biggest milestones of adolescence. This year, Kaiser Permanente’s Oakland Medical Center put on its fifth annual Pediatric Prom, an event that aims to give teens living with these chronic illnesses an opportunity to be young and have fun.
REPORTERS: Michelle Pitcher
PHOTO CREDIT: Leigh Ann Pincus Photography.