“We came to ask you a question. I wonder if I can ask your daughter to the Sweetheart Dance?”
It’s likely every mom’s dream for their daughter. But Samantha Kelly thought it would never happen to her little girl, 15-year-old Madison, because she has cerebral palsy.
But since Fox 29 posted a video on their Facebook page, the clip has gone viral with nearly 900 likes and 227 shares.
“I wanted to cry,” Samantha Kelly said.
Dyneshia Bellamy is Madison’s nurse. She came up with the idea for her 16-year-old son, Bryce, to ask Madison to the Sweetheart Ball for people with disabilities.
Bryce agreed and went all-out with a sign and flowers asking Madison to the dance.
“Is that a ‘yes’? You’re going to go to the dance?”
The video even captures Bryce asking Ben, Samantha Kelly’s boyfriend, for permission to take Madison.
Samantha is overflowing with joy thinking about her daughter’s big day.
“It’s like a dream come true. It’s like winning the lottery that my daughter will be able to experience this.”
She proudly showed off the dress they picked for Madison to wear.
“Getting really her dressed, her hair done, the pictures and the smile again and just the bond me and her will have getting her ready.”
In many ways, Madison is like most teens. She loves playing on a cellphone, she’ll pose for any kind of camera – she even found her reflection in ours – and she loves taking selfies.
Bryce is humble about the big thing he is doing. He and his mom hope they’re helping create a big memory for Madison.
“I hope that she has a wonderful time, and I hope this inspires other kids to do the right thing just how I’ doing.”
“It’s more than just about you. Helping someone else out, helping someone else’s dream come true if you can.”