Prom is an important day in the life of a teenager.
There are many traditions that go along with prom, but bringing your Mom as your date is certainly not one of them. However, this didn’t stop one Ohio teen from bringing his Mom anyway.
Trey Potter told WATE.com, “She never had that experience and she’s risked so much for throughout my life and made so many sacrifices. I thought it would be the right thing to do.”
Trey’s mother, MelRo Potter, had a very difficult upbringing. Her mother was raped at just 13-years-old, and she was “the product of that rape.” As a result, she grew up in the foster care system “and didn’t hear any positive reinforcements that I was valuable or worthy.”
In total, she went through 23 different foster care homes, and she ended up homeless and pregnant with Trey at the young age of 16.
At a time when her peers were thinking about prom dresses and dates, MelRo was thinking about diapers.
Despite these struggles, MelRo persevered and was determined to provide Trey the life she never had.
“When I was pregnant with him well, I heard, ‘Mel because you lived in the foster care system, you’re probably not going to raise a thriving individual. It just doesn’t happen. You can’t give him what you don’t have.’ So seeing who he has become and knowing the sacrifices that have been made and how much I love him and seeing that come to fruition, I’ve proved him wrong.”
To thank her mother for her hard work and sacrifice, Trey wanted to give her mother the night she never had. You can watch the inspiring story in the video below:
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[Featured Image: Krystal Floyd via Youtube]