Texas Girl with Down Syndrome Becomes Prom Queen

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(KXAN) - Prom night became a dream come true for one Texas teen with Down Syndrome.

Abby Cano (Photo Courtesy: NBC)

Abby Cano is starring in a real-life fairytale.

"Queen, your majesty, I love to be on TV," Abby said.

As you can see, she's got this royal thing down. It all goes back to the special moment many girls dream about.

Abby was one of five prom queen nominees, when her classmate's name was called.

"We were in the middle of the dance floor, they had just announce me and I went up and took a picture with my boyfriend who had also won, Daniel, and then I turned around and saw Abby," says senior Keilany Solano.

Keilany says her next move on the dance floor was not planned. She took her tiara and sash and put them on Abby.

"I did it because I know at that moment she would be even more happier than me, and I felt like she deserved it more than me at that moment," Keilany said.

"I mean I was really shocked," says Abby's mother Sabrina Wycoff.

At the crown, not the kind gesture.

"From the time she started here in first grade all the way through her senior year in high school, she has had the most amazing experiences of people being really, really kind to her and doing these wonderful things for her," Sabrina said. "You know when she was born, my first thought, and they told me she had Down Syndrome, I was like oh my gosh people are going to be mean to my child and everything because she's different, and that has not even remotely been the case."

Abby's confidence is contagious. And her room is filled with action figures of women wrestlers she started collecting about a year ago.

"Every time I look at them, I think of tough and amazing, tough and amazing," Abby said.

Just like this prom queen.



 
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