Destiny McLemore is a 17-year-old junior with special needs at Anderson High School in Indiana. Destiny’s mother, Angi, is a single mom whose heart has been broken over and over again, watching Destiny face rejection and ridicule. “I’ve gotten used to the looks and the stares,” she told WTHR. “It’s hard when you see a lot of other kids doing things that your child doesn’t get to do.”
But this year, Destiny decided that she wasn’t going to let her differences get in the way of going to the special needs prom — and she knew exactly who she wanted her date to be. Grant Kelley is a high school senior, the high school mascot, soccer player, and show choir performer. He is a popular student who is continuously voted onto homecoming and prom court.
Despite his seemingly intimidating status, Angi helped Destiny ask Grant to be her prom date by creating a sign and posting it on Facebook for all of her classmates to see. “Grant Kelley, will you go to my special needs prom with me?” she boldly asked.
His response is something you don’t want to miss. Watch the video below, and please SHARE this with your friends on Facebook!