For any teenage boy, being crowned prom king is kind of a big deal. Heck, it's one of those things that you'll go back and tell your kids about one day. For Brandon Wechsler, a senior at Pinnacle High School in Arizona, it's a moment that he never thought he'd see. Diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the 18-year-old hasn't been able to walk for eight years. Last weekend, the smiling teenager who said he just wanted to "go out with a bang" was crowned prom king.
It's a beautiful story, one of true strength. Instead of letting his disability hold him back, Brandon smiled and enjoyed an extra special night with his friends. I can't help but think that the whole thing had to be really special for his parents, too.