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Miracle teens attend Hugo prom

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Zoe Colquitt and Bradford Greer defied medical odds by attending their high school prom on April 6, 2019. (KTEN) Zoe Colquitt and Bradford Greer defied medical odds by attending their high school prom on April 6, 2019. (KTEN)
Zoe Colquitt and Bradford Greer arrive for the Hugo High School prom on April 6, 2019. (KTEN) Zoe Colquitt and Bradford Greer arrive for the Hugo High School prom on April 6, 2019. (KTEN)
Bradford Greer enjoys a dance at the Hugo High School prom on April 6, 2019. (KTEN) Bradford Greer enjoys a dance at the Hugo High School prom on April 6, 2019. (KTEN)

HUGO, Okla. --  Zoe Colquitt and Bradford Greer weren't expected to live beyond their first birthdays.

On Saturday night, they went to their first prom at Hugo High School.

"It's kind of important... you know," Zoe said. "We just want to have a normal, regular night." 

She and Bradford have a rare disorder that only affects 1,400 people worldwide, and a mutation that only touches 10. 

"It's called CCHS -- congenital central hypoventilation syndrome," Zoe explained. "It means I can't sleep during the night." 

When Bradford and Zoe were born, doctors told their parents they weren't expected to live past their first birthdays. 

"I thought our story was just going to be a struggle to live." said Zoe's mom, Shelley Colquitt. 

'We had a big birthday party for his first birthday because we didn't know if he'd be here that long," added Bradford's mom, Lori Greer. 

Seventeen years later, the two teens defied those odds by living long enough to attend their first prom. 

"Its really great to have someone who's fighting the same battle as me," said Bradford. 

Zoe said the experience sends a message that an illness doesn't define who you are. 

"Just because I have it doesn't mean I shouldn't have a good time," she said. "I'm just like everyone else." 

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