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Special needs Widefield student gets surprise prom-posal

WATCH: A prom-posal to remember

WIDEFIELD, Colo. - A boy from Widefield Highschool got a prom-posal to remember on Friday.

Joe Rendon wasn't sure he would have a date to the big dance this year but one young lady wanted to make sure that didn't happen.

For sophomore Makayla Briglin, she wasn't even planning to go to prom this year, but when she found out about a senior boy in her class didn't have a date, she knew that had to change.

Briglin works with special needs kids in her class and on her cheerleading squad, so with  Rendon having Down Syndrome, Briglin understands how important these experiences are.

“He didn't want to go to prom without a date like any other high school boy…I immediately thought it would be an honor. I mean, I would be honored to be able to go,” explained Briglin.

Then, with a little help from her mom, she was able to put together a surprise prom-posal for Rendon. 

With a simple sign and some balloons, he said yes.

Even talking with Rendon a few days later about his experience, he still gets overwhelmed.

And for Makayla, she's hoping others might choose to get involved with the special needs community.

“It's only going to change your perspective of things. And you're going to come out as a better person as a happier person, and you're going to get to see the happiness and the love they have,” explained Briglin.

Now they are both just focused on finding the perfect outfit for the big night.

The Widefield High School prom will be on April 22.


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