Daniel Rivas is a 17-year-old boy who just wanted to take a girl to his Homecoming dance. But Daniel, who has Down Syndrome, was cruelly turned down by the object of his affection, crushing his dream … and his spirit. Luckily, there was an angel waiting in the wings.
Kylie Fronius is a sophomore at Daniel’s school. When she heard what had happened, she felt it was wrong. “I don’t think of kids with disabilities as being different,” she said later. “I think of them just being a normal person learning in a different way.” So she decided to do something most high school girls would never consider.
With a blaze of style, Kylie asked Daniel to the Homecoming Dance herself. [Spoiler alert: he said, “yes!”]