Monday, April 23, 2012

teen with Down syndrome shares excitement of prom night

from KHOU 11 News by Lisa Chavarria:

A local teenager who graduates next month was excited to experience prom night Thursday.

Amber House, 18, has been homeschooled. Her mother is grateful for how things have turned out.

Amber didn’t have a date, so her mom finally went to the parents of a boy who was in the choir with her daughter.

“I said well, I’m asking too much. And she said, ‘No he wants to ask her today.’ And I just started crying, and she said, ‘Is that OK?’ I couldn’t even answer, I said, ‘Yes it’s OK!” her mother recalled.

Amber could hardly hide her smile.

“I’m really excited,” she said.

KHOU 11 News talked to her about her first big date.

"I’m going with Matt,” she said.

When asked how she would describe Matt Amber just smiled.

After all the primping and curling was done, it was time for the big reveal and a beautiful girl was ready for prom and a date with a big heart.

“I’m just so proud of the young man who would step up and take her. And that she’s able to do this and have this experience with all her friends,” Amber's mom said.

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