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Miami women surprise homeless teen with magical quinceañera

In this February 2021 photo provided by Caring Place@ Miami Rescue Mission, Adriana Palma wears a tiara and ballgown on her quinceanera, her 15th birthday celebration. Quinceaneras are revered in Hispanic culture and celebrated with all the gusto of a wedding. But after her father lost his job, Adriana said, “I lost all hope of having one.”
In this February 2021 photo provided by Caring Place@ Miami Rescue Mission, Adriana Palma wears a tiara and ballgown on her quinceanera, her 15th birthday celebration. Quinceaneras are revered in Hispanic culture and celebrated with all the gusto of a wedding. But after her father lost his job, Adriana said, “I lost all hope of having one.” (Caring Place@ Miami Rescue Mission via AP)

MIAMI – More than 50 fairy godmothers came together to create a magical quinceañera party for a homeless Miami teen.

Each month, a group of volunteers celebrate the birthdays of children living at the Miami Rescue Mission homeless shelter.

When they heard Adriana Palmas was turning 15, a milestone birthday in Hispanic culture, they decided to go all-out with a Parisian theme.

Some paid for decorations; a makeup artist, hair stylist and photographer all donated their services.

Two dozen volunteers attended the event, filling a table with presents, beaming as the teen danced with her father in a poufy pink gown and sparkling tiara fit for a princess.

In this February 2021 photo provided by Caring Place@ Miami Rescue Mission, Adriana Palma wears a tiara and ballgown as she dances with her father, Noe Ramirez Huerta, on her quinceanera, her 15th birthday celebration. Quinceaneras are revered in Hispanic culture and celebrated with all the gusto of a wedding. But after her father lost his job, Adriana said, “I lost all hope of having one.” (Caring Place@ Miami Rescue Mission via AP)