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Daily WOW: Teen Girl Gives Up Prom to Attend Special Needs Dance With New Friend

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The Daily Catch - published on 05/04/16

It is popular in media to portray teen girls as apathetic, but Brittany Klocke, 19, is about as far from that as you can get. Stuck in an airport for 14 hours, rather than camping out by an outlet or escaping into the internet, she befriended a 14 year-old boy with cerebral palsy:

“My little brother Cayden, he has autism, so special needs came up and living with someone that needs a little more attention,” Brittany said. “His mom brought it up that the special needs dance was in their community and Andrew asked, ‘Will you go with me?'” Brittany said she called her parents to tell them about Andrew’s dance at Tomah Middle School in Tomah, Wisconsin. The event would take place on the same day as her senior prom, but she never hesitated to give it up for Andrew, she said. Last Saturday, Brittany and her mother drove five hours from Iowa to Wisconsin. Andrew presented Brittany with a white rose corsage that he picked out himself. “He was just flabbergasted,” Brittany said. “There were many tears. It was just beautiful.” Lauri Shumway, Andrew’s mom, told ABC News she had no idea that Brittany was missing her senior prom to be her son’s date.

Thank you Brittany! We see your Christ-like generosity to another and can’t help but say, “WOW!”

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