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Teen who survived SXSW tragedy goes to prom

Teen who survived SXSW tragedy goes to prom

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A teenager who survived the South By Southwest tragedy in Austin was able to go to her prom Saturday night in Fort Worth. 

Eighteen year old Curtisha Davis and her boyfriend DeAndre Tatum were in the crowd on March 13
th when a drunk driver crashed into them.  Tatum was killed, along with three others.  Saturday would have been his 19th birthday.  Davis and 19 others were injured.  Davis is recovering from emotional and physical injuries. 

In an effort to move forward, Davis tried to forget about the nightmare, at least for one night.
  But, she said earlier that she would be thinking of Tatum.  “It's unbelievable.  It makes me mad sometimes,” says Davis. 

Davis’ mother talks about how Tatum's death continues to haunt her daughter.  “As far as emotional, I know it's going to take some time. I try my best not to tell her I know what she's going through because I don't in so many words, I does, because he was here right along with us.  As far as her losing him, I lost him too.” 

The physical and emotional battle continues for the Davis family, as well as the financial toll.
  An organization called “BAM”, or Beautiful.Ambitious.Me wanted to make sure Curtisha had the prom night she’s always dreamed of having.  They brought in a glam squad, and even picked up the tab for her dress and accessories. 

Davis says she never thought something like this would happen to her, but she also never thought she would find inspiration out of something tragic.
  “I could’ve been dead.  I don’t know they just helped me so I want to help other people.”  A FOX 4 camera was there as Curtisha and her friend got into the Limo to leave for the Trimble Tech High School senior prom. 
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