Vigil and his grandma sang along and danced to her favorite song, 'Can't Help Falling In Love' by Elvis Presley during their prom date.
We cannot control how long we live but we can decide to live well. Julia Jarman just had six months left to live but her grandson made each moment count. While his other classmates went to prom with girls of their age, Stephen Vigil walked in with his grandma Jarman. The whole family was dealing with the devastating news of Jarman's pancreatic cancer but Vigil found a way to make the grief lighter.
Jarman was her grandson's confidante and best friend. The news of her illness made him upset but the 17-year-old and his sister devised a plan to fill Jarman's last days with unforgettable memories. After finding out about his grandmother's diagnosis, Vigil took her to Florida, where they spent a week together, as per God Updates. They ate a sumptuous meal on Mother's Day and paid a visit to the graves of some of their family members. Vigil wanted to make the last six months of his grandmother's life beautiful. And when his high school prom was around the corner, his sister gave him an excellent idea. According to Inside Edition, She said, "Why don't you just take Grandma to prom?"
Vigil knew that Jarman had never been to a prom and wanted to pursue the plan further. His next step was contacting the principal of Stafford High School in Virginia to ask him if he could bring his grandmother to prom because the school had a policy that students could only have partners under 20. To Vigil's surprise, the principal, Joseph Lewis permitted him to bring Jarman to the prom.
Vigil began to prepare for the special day, as he told WUSA 9, "We got her hair cut. We got her nails done." Jarman donned a blue dress that matched her grandson's outfit and paired it with a pearl necklace. While his classmates entered with girls their age, Vigil entered with his grandmother on his arm. Jarman was welcomed to the prom by the school staff by giving her a sash and a sparkling crown. Jarman's first prom was even more special because it happened on the eve of her 92nd birthday. Although Vigil wasn't sure how his schoolmates would react to watching her dance with Jarman. Later, he was delighted to see how everyone welcomed her warmly.
To make this a memorable night, Vigil asked the DJ to play her favorite song, Can't Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley. Vigil held his granny's hand when the music began playing, and they danced to it. He told HuffPost, "She almost had me crying as she was singing it along with me while we were dancing." He continued, "She has been one of my best friends since I was born." Meanwhile, his mother felt immensely proud of him for putting in the effort to make his grandmother's last months memorable. The teenager added, "I wanted to bring my grandmother to prom because I wanted to do something special for her."
"We laughed, we talked, we had coffee, and we had juice," Jarman revealed, while the elderly woman said the first prom night of her life was "just wonderful."
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