Tanya Kach, child kidnap victim, goes to prom at 31

June 3, 2013

Tanya Kach, 31, was taken by a school janitor when she was a girl. She was held hostage in the janitor's McKeesport, Pa., basement for five years.

She is getting a chance to go to the prom after her fiance called into a radio show that was giving away tickets to a "second chance prom."

Kach says she wants to show people that even after a tragic event you can still lead a normal life.

"I got the shoes, jewelry with it, and then I just got the last finishing touches for the hair stuff, and then he brought me my corsage today," Kach said.

"I would like her to experience everything that she missed. Just because it's a little later in life, doesn't mean that you can't still enjoy it," said fiancé Karl McCrum.

"I'm excited to do something I never got to do and be with other people and dance and eat and have a nice time, it's going to be fun," Kach said. "He called in and he told them who he was engaged to and everything and they said right away, 'Yeah, we'll give you the tickets." So I could go to the prom."

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