Mother sends son to prom on $25,000 price tag

The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — One Philadelphia mother thought of sending her only son to Dubai for a visit. Instead, she decided to bring Dubai to North Philadelphia for his prom.

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Johnny Eden Jr. had a camel and three tons of sand brought in for photos. He had luxury cars, including a Rolls Royce and a Lamborghini, on loan for the evening. Johnny brought three dates, all in custom-made gowns, and wore three different outfits himself.

Johnny’s mother says she spent about $25,000, and it was all worth it.

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Saudia Shuler says she fought cancer and suffered from a stroke in the past few years. Shuler told herself if she was going to make it, she would put on a big prom for her son.

Johnny plans to attend Delaware State University in the fall.