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Broncos QB Mark Sanchez Throws Prom For Children's Hospital Patients

DENVER (CBS4)- Take one Denver Broncos quarterback, add professional hair and makeup, a red carpet and some special guests... combined to make a fairy tale ball come to life.

On Friday night, Mark Sanchez threw a prom for more than 100 patients at Children's Hospital, many who were too sick to go to their own proms.

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Denver Broncos quarterback Mark Sanchez at the Children's Hospital prom (credit: CBS)

"I got the letter in the mail and I was like, 'This will be fun,'" said Ansley Odum.

Ansley had to take some of her high school classes online and wasn't able to attend her prom.

"If they ever felt like they missed out on something... for Children's Hospital to do this, it's pretty impressive," Sanchez.

"I'm excited. It makes me feel like a teenage girl for once," said Ayla Charness.

Ayla said she was excited to meet new people, and when asked if that meant boys, she replied, "Well, maybe."

"I haven't seen any (boys), but I'm hoping they're cute," laughed Halie Lewis.

Prom is considered a right of passage and not just for the kids.

Ayla's father, Jay, had to fight back tears.

"They just get to be kids and that's the greatest moment," said Jay.

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Denver Broncos quarterback Mark Sanchez with the prom kids (credit: CBS)

The teens gathered for the fun night at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

"I think it might be a little bit of fun but I'm still nervous... it's my first prom," said Nick Saucier.

Some had so many jitters they walked right past Sanchez.

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Denver Broncos quarterback Mark Sanchez poses at the prom (credit: CBS)

"I should have worn my jersey," said Sanchez.

The Broncos quarterback visited with the kids and even posed for pictures with them.

The teens were dressed to impress and ready to party. It could have been any prom anywhere... and that was the point.

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