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Inspiring Story of the Day from the Alexandria Salazar Fan Club

In between our virtual farming and sketching on our first-grade teachers on Facebook, we came across this beautiful photo and story from Alexandria Salazar. Her story is so moving that we’re sure she now has her own special needs Mom and Dad fan club. When we contacted her for this story, we asked Alexandria if she would mind doing us a favor  and having 20 children of her own someday. (We kid, of course, 19 would be fine.) The world is definitely a better place with her in it. Thank you Alexandria! You have great taste in men!  James is very handsome!
She shares:
“I got asked to prom my Junior Year by this Guy named James. He has Down syndrome and nobody wanted to go with him. When he asked me I said of course, not thinking to much into it. I remember when his mom called me on the phone crying and thanking me for going with him. She offered to pay for my dress, hair, and makeup because she said she knew nobody would’ve wanted to go with him. I told her it was okay and that I was happy to go with him. I remember hanging up the phone crying to my mom about how honored I was, to actually go with him. Prom night was kinda of hard to actually enjoy at first because James was kind of all over the place, but then I remembered that this was HIS Senior Prom. Not Mine. So after that, I went a long with whatever he wanted to do and I ended up having so much fun! Out of the 4 proms I went to during high school, this was actually my favorite.”

2 Responses to Inspiring Story of the Day from the Alexandria Salazar Fan Club

  1. julie March 30, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    What a beautiful couple! So glad they had fun.

  2. Lynda Reid April 5, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

    I will share this story with my students and hope that they will learn to share and care like Alexandria.

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