Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Cameron Erving made prom an experience 17-year-old Elna Wright will never forget.
Wright, who attends Elyria High School in Elyria, Ohio, has a rare disorder called Hereditary Spastica Paraplegia, was, according to FOX 8 in Cleveland, unsure if she would have a date to the dance after her boyfriend passed away last fall.
“They had always planned to go to prom together. They’ve been friends for a really long time, so it’s a bitter sweet moment,” said her mother, Ingrid Wright. “No one asked her to the prom, and I can understand why. It might be a tough position.”
Elna’s parents, because their daughter is a big Cleveland sports fans, appealed to the Browns to see if someone from the team would escort their daughter to prom. That’s where Erving, a 2015 first-round pick out of Florida State, stepped in.
Not only did he say yes, but he picked Elna up at her home in a limo bus and took pictures before heading off.
“I just wanted to come here for her,” Erving said. “Just being able to make her smile, that’s the biggest thing. Everybody deserves happiness, so anything I can do to make this night as special as possible.”
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