Just A Story About A Boy I Am Blessed To Call ‘Son’

This is Carson Preece, a high school senior who took a girl with special needs to prom.


A couple weeks ago, I was teary, Carson came in and asked what was wrong. I read him a Facebook post about a mother of a 16 yr old girl with special needs, looking for a date for her daughter to go to her school prom.

He said, ‘Mom, I will do it!’

And so he did! We went the day before her prom to decorate her room, and let Izzie meet Carson. Then, he accompanied her to prom, where she was crowned Dutchess. Afterwards, he sat in her room for over an hour and watched cartoons with her! SO TENDER, this boy!

Izzie is a darling girl, non-verbal, wheelchair bound, on a feeding tube and mostly uncommunicative. However, there were a few times when her eyes met Carson’s and she lit up like the 4th of July… and, well, so did he!

We are all far more alike than we will ever be different. In a world full of choices, choose kindness!

Just a story about a boy I am blessed to call ‘son’! He makes me want to be better, do better!”