05/01/2012 04:37 pm ET

Danae Rodriguez, Minnesota Teen, Takes Dad To Prom After Saving His Life (PHOTO)

Danae Rodriguez had a very special prom date: her dad.

In December, the Minnesota teen and her family were in a car accident that left her father, Tim Ebert, seriously injured, the Fergus Falls Journal reports.

Rodriguez managed to help her father before emergency crews arrived at the scene, and as Ebert recovered over the next few months, he grew closer with the daughter who helped save his life.

The two recently attended the Fergus Falls prom together -- Rodriguez in a shimmery gown and dad in a dapper tux.

Visit the the Fergus Falls Journal to read the full story.

While the pair enjoyed the night in Minnesota, a teen in West Virginia was also able to attend prom after overcoming her own medical obstacles.

Victoria Chakwin was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis at age 11. Just a few months ago, the 17-year-old received a life-saving lung transplant just in time to recover and attend the dance.

To Chakwin, attending prom was something she wasn't always sure she'd be able to do.

Nevertheless, "[It] was something that was always in the back of my mind,"Chakwin told NBC's "TODAY."

For senior Kevin McGuire, however, his mission to attend prom with country darling Taylor Swift ended with an unexpected invitation to the Academy of Country Music Awards.

The 18-year-old student was battling cancer for the second time when his sister set up a Facebook page to reach out to the songstress. Due to a scheduling conflict, Swift had to decline McGuire's dance invitation, but instead asked him to join her at the ACM's as her date.

Unfortunately, McGuire was hospitalized prior to the awards show and was not able to attend.