While his friends danced with girls their own age, Stephen Vigil held his 92-year-old grandmother’s hand when the DJ played his favorite song at the ball. The teenager was moved to see his beloved grandmother dancing and singing with him that night.
Julia Jarman’s family was devastated when doctors told them she had just six months to live. The unexpected news came in February 2017 after the elderly lady was diagnosed with cancer.
Jarman was his grandson Vigil’s best friend. He loved her dearly and the news of her terminal illness devastated him. Soon, the 17-year-old and his sister devised a plan to fill Jarman’s final days with fond memories.
When he learned of his grandmother’s diagnosis, Vigil took her to Florida, where they spent a week together. He had lunch with her on Mother’s Day.
Vigil wanted to make the last months of his grandmother’s life very special. And when her prom was coming up, her sister gave her a great idea.
When Vigil heard his sister’s suggestion, he immediately remembered that Jarman had never been to a ball. But before asking his grandmother to accompany him to one of the most memorable events of his life, he had to complete an important task.
Vigil contacted the high school principal to ask if he could bring his grandmother to the prom. The school had a policy that students could only have partners under the age of 20, so Vigil wasn’t sure if his grandmother could accompany him.
To Vigil’s surprise, the manager allowed him to bring Jarman to the ball. Excited, the teenager asked his grandmother if she would like to attend the first ball of her life, and she said yes.
Jarman donned a blue dress to match her grandson’s outfit and paired it with a simple pearl necklace.
Lewis and his team welcomed Jarman to the ball by giving him a sash and a sparkling crown. Jarman’s first prom was even more special as it happened the day before his 92nd birthday.
At first, Vigil didn’t know how her classmates would react to seeing her dancing with Jarman. Later, he was delighted to see how everyone welcomed him.
To help his grandmother create lasting memories, Vigil asked the DJ to play his favorite Elvis Presley song. Vigil held his grandmother’s hand when the music started playing, and they danced to it. He recalled:
“She almost made me cry as she sang with me as we danced. »
“She’s been one of my best friends since I was born,” Vigil confessed. Meanwhile, his mother was immensely proud of him for putting in the effort to make his grandmother’s final 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 drank juice,” Jarman revealed, while the elderly woman said the first prom of her life was “just wonderful. “.