Teen dies of cancer weeks after attending prom with Jags’ Marks
Hospital officials say a Jacksonville teenager with liver cancer who went to her high school prom with an NFL player has died.
Wolfson Children’s Hospital spokeswoman Cindy Hamilton tells The Florida Times-Union that 18-year-old Khameyea Jennings died Thursday.
Earlier this month, Jennings went to her prom with Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks. He drove the couple to the Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology prom in his Lamborghini.
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Celebrating Khameyea Jennings life who transitioned last night.She &Sen'Derrick Marks blessed us w/this lasting image pic.twitter.com/eXa5GBLT5B
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Dreams Come True of Jacksonville had approached the Jaguars about the prom invitation, and Marks said he jumped at the chance to make a difference in Jennings’ life.
Jennings’ mother said the teen enjoyed the opportunity to attend prom without having to worry about her cancer treatments.
Jennings was diagnosed with cancer in May 2013.