Teen With Down Syndrome Shocked At High School Senior’s ‘Promposal’


Tis’ the season for Prom and High School students around the US are planning every aspect of their special night. From what dress and what to wear to the corsage colors, the all important ‘promposal’ is just as exciting. Teenagers are plucking up the courage to ask their special someone to go to prom with them, preparing how to ask them and what to do if they don’t say yes!

One High School Senior made a Downs girl’s prom dreams come true when he asked her to be his date in the most heartwarming ‘promposal’ video. The Newton High School senior named Sheadon Wedel is a longtime friend of his date’s brother Carson. In an interview with CBS News, Wedel explained that he thinks of the Wittmans as his second family and has developed a close relationship with them stating that “They have been so kind and nurturing to me.” After initial plans of Carson, Sheadon and Carlie going as a group failed when Carson asked his girlfriend, Sheadon took matters into his own hands.

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Sheadon explained that through the families kindness, he wanted to make 15-year-old Carlie feel special by asking her to be his prom date. He said of Carlie “Knowing her for seven years now, she’s brought nothing but joy to my life. Anyone who’s ever around her, she makes them laugh, she always has a smile on her face. She’s amazing.” From this, Shaedon had carefully executed the ‘proposal’, thoughtfully planning out how he was going to ask the Kansas teen, the time and the place.

Shaedon smartly recalled Carlie’s love of Doritos and incorporated this cheesy idea into asking her. He told the Huffington Post that he decided on the Doritos theme as he has “..known her for seven years and there has not been a day that I have not seen her eat Doritos. She absolutely loves them!” Shaedon went on to create a T-shirt which read “I know I’m NACHO typical Dorito but…I’m going to be CHEESY and ask: WILL YOU GO TO PROM WITH ME?”

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As expected, the adorable video shows Carlie jumping up and down in excitement and shock as she then gives Shaedon a resounding YES! The charming video posted to Facebook has gone viral, receiving over 11 million views, 202,000 likes and almost 100,000 shares with many applauding Shaedon for his kindness.

Shaedon and Carlie are due to attend their prom together on April 22nd with Shaedon making every attempt to make her feel special and allow Carlie to “be a princess like Cinderella.”