‘I wanted to make it a night to remember.’: Football player goes all out with Promposal to make girl with Down syndrome ‘feel like a princess’ at Prom

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“David heard that Destinee wanted nothing more than to attend Prom, but didn’t think she’d ever have a chance. He decided to take matters into his own hands and did something beautiful.

He went all out with the Promposal and made Destinee feel like a princess at Prom.

‘I wanted to make it a night to remember,’ he said.


Destinee is a teenage girl with Down syndrome who loves hanging out with her friends, family, and especially loves the movie ‘High School Musical.’ David is a football player at their school.

Like many girls her age, Destinee had dreams of a beautiful prom night full of fun, friends, and lots of dancing.

When Destinne’s friend and fellow classmate, David, heard of Destinee’s prom dreams, he was inspired.

Having spent time volunteering with special needs students in the school, David decided he wanted to ask Destinee to prom.


David contacted Destinee’s parents for permission to take their daughter to prom, and they gave their blessing.

David went all out in an elaborate ‘High School Musical’ themed Prom-posal, where he played music and made a sign asking Destinee to be his date.


Destinee’s mom helped her get ready for the evening.

‘I’m emotional thinking about my baby going to prom,’ she said.


The pair met for pictures with their family. They looked beautiful in their matching formal wear, and it was clear from all the smiling and laughing the couple would have an amazing night.

Once at Prom, David and Destinee spent almost all of their time on the dance floor, where they danced the night away with their friends and fellow classmates.

‘We had the time of our lives. We danced the entire night,’ David said.


At the end of the evening, the handsome couple shared a meal at Applebee’s where Destinee’s dad joined them.


David and Destinee have become close friends, and are already making plans for David to take a break from college to join Destinee at next year’s prom.

‘He touched my heart,’ said Destinee.”


This story was submitted to Love What Matters by David Wilson and Momstrosity. A version originally appeared on their blogSubmit your own story here, and be sure to subscribe to our free email newsletter for our best stories.

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