Mo. Football Star, Special Needs Teen Go To Prom

4 years 2 months 1 week ago April 16, 2013 Apr 16, 2013 Tuesday, April 16 2013 Tuesday, April 16, 2013 3:52:31 AM CDT in News
By: Associated Press

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - Cecil Bratton, a 6-foot-3, 280-pound St. Joseph high school football star, and 4-foot-tall Breyonna Nelson, a student with special needs and pink hair, make an unlikely prom date duo, until you know the trait they share in abundance: kindness.

Nelson and Bratton went to Central High's prom Saturday.

Diane Slawson, Breyonna's personal helper at school, told The St. Joseph News-Press that Nelson and Bratton are both kind to everyone. She says the date came about after Breyonna was turned down for the prom by another student. Breyonna was hurt, but she then saw Cecil, a tackle for Central High, and asked him.

Cecil said he'd be honored.

Breyonna wore a bright pink dress to match her hair, and Cecil donned a matching pink tie and handkerchief for the occasion.

 

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