PIC FROM MERCURY PRESS (PICTURED: SHANNON PURCIFER, 16, ON THE BACK OF THE THREE WHEELED BIKE SHE RODE TO THE PARTY ON) A teenage girl who missed her high school prom because of bullies has described an alternative party arranged by strangers as better than I could ever have imagined.Shannon Purcifers story touched the hearts of the nation after her mum Claire Carstens posted pictures of the 16-year-old in her unused 470 prom dress when she shunned last months gala because classmates teased her about her illness.But a fleet of 120 bikers were among those who rode to Shannons rescue after a rival do was organised to stick two fingers up at the bullies who had targeted her for the past 18 months. SEE MERCURY COPY

A teenage girl who missed her high school prom because of bullies has finally got her chance to party thanks to 120 leather-clad bikers who made her dreams come true.
Shannon Purcifer, 16, shunned her original prom last month because classmates had teased her about her illness.
The 16-year-old who is celiac also suffers from bowel disease, ulcerative colitis and arthritis. She had previously highlighted the taunts she was forced to endure two years ago, after a two-week stint in the hospital.
Her story touched the hearts of the nation after her mum Claire Carstens posted pictures of the 16-year-old in her unused $600 prom dress.
Describing the party as “better than I could ever have imagined,” Purcifer said: “The best part was when the bikes arrived. I knew they were coming but I had no idea I was going to be riding there on a three-wheeled bike.”
The fleet of bikers from Gosport Scooter Club …
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