(NEW ZEALAND HERALD) -- A brave teenager who overcame long-term cancer has been banned from attending her high-school ball after being told she has had too much time off school.
English teen Alex Dallas has battled cancer since she was 4 and after a 12-hour operation to remove a deadly tumour she was hoping to make her dream of attending the ball come true.
The 16-year-old bought a $680 custom-made dress as well as spending hundreds of dollars on hair and make up.
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However, the Year 11 student was told she wouldn't be able to join her fellow classmates at the ball.