A 92-year-old woman with only a few months left to live was given a touching gift from her grandson – he took her to his high school prom.
After learning his grandmother Julia Jarman was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Stephen Vigil, 17, knew he could only take one person to prom at Stafford High School in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Stephen, who describes his grandmother as his best friend, wanted to celebrate the rest of their time left together, the Free Lance-Star reports.
On the eve of her 92nd birthday on Saturday, Julia picked out a blue dress to match her grandson’s vest and tie.
For her first ever prom, the school’s principal gave Julia a silver crown and a sash for her entrance into the room.
She said: ‘We laughed, we talked, we had coffee and we had juice. It was just wonderful.’
Stephen added: ‘She doesn’t have much time left, so I didn’t even have to think about the decision to take her to prom.
‘I’m so glad we’ll both have these memories.’
The principal waved the school’s usual rule preventing students bringing partners older than 20 after hearing Stephen’s touching story.