8-year-old with cancer goes to prom in Iowa

Posted at 9:54 AM, Apr 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-24 09:54:09-04

An 8-year-old cancer patient in Iowa had a very special treat Saturday night.

Elliot Burgos was taken to a prom at Mason City High School. The idea came from his older brother and his girlfriend, who wanted to do something special for Elliot.

He was crowned Prom King and got to dance to his favorite song: 'Dynamite' by Taio Cruz.

For Elliot, going to prom was also a gesture to his older brother, Cameron.

"Cameron didn't want to go so I helped him," Elliot said.

Elliot's cancer is spreading around his brain and spine, but chemotherapy is not working. He was recently accepted into a clinical trial where doctors will use the Measles virus to try to kill cancer cells.