As Bolen approaches the end of her life, her friends and local businesses teamed up to throw Bolen the prom that she will never get to experience -- and the event exceeded even her greatest expectations.
"It makes my heart explode it's so crazy that people want to come for little old me," Bolen told WFRV-TV.
Decked out in a gown fit for a princess, Bolen arrived at the dance in a limo escorted by local police.
"We took a long route so she could enjoy it," Appleton Police Chief Todd Thomas said. "To support her before she goes."
Bolen and her mother enjoyed a prom court dance of sorts as Bolen proudly flashed her "Prom Princess" sash.
"I know my daughter is watching over," said Corey Mars, a party attendee who lost his daughter to spinal muscular atrophy. "Jerika is excited meet my daughter."