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That Moment: A Night to Shine

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    Marie and Caleb twirl each other on the dance floor.

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    Marie Christie, 22, has her hair curled by friend Kaly Daly in preparation for Night to Shine, a dance party for people with special needs. Daly served as Christie's behavioral health professional until Christie reached the age of majority. The two have stayed in touch since then.

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    Dressed and ready to go, Caleb Dunlap, 20, awaits the arrival of his date for Night to Shine.

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    Daly applies makeup for Marie, as she prepares for Night to Shine.

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    Marie and Caleb, a couple with down syndrome, pose for a photo in Caleb's Portland apartment. Taking the photo is Marie's stepmom, Paula Christie, who accompanied the couple as a chaperone.

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    Caleb receives a peck on the cheek from Marie while riding alongside other guests and chaperones in a stretch limousine.

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    Marie and Caleb pose for a professional portrait shortly after arriving at the event.

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    Marie is crowned with a tiara after arriving at the dance party.

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    A framed portrait of Marie and Caleb, shot moments earlier, sits among many other professional photos taken as guests arrived at the Night to Shine.

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    Caleb and Marie, a couple with down syndrome, find a table in the ballroom.

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    Marie and Caleb share a kiss on the dance floor.

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