Football Star Takes Girl With Down Syndrome To Prom

June 25, 2018

Sabrina Loughman was planning on attending her senior prom alone. That was until Steven Kurisco wanted to be her date.

football star takes girl down syndrome to prom
Stephen Kurisco and Sabrina Loughman / Credit: Cathy Hunt

Sabrina has Down Syndrome and didn't have a date to the big dance. But that changed when her sister, Samantha, was chatting on the phone with Stephen's sister, Victoria.

Victoria turned to Stephen, a football and lacrosse player, and asked if he would go to the prom with Sabrina. His mother, Kara, said he didn't hesitate.

Sabrina went to her high school prom with a huge smile on her face, her mom said, arm-in-arm with an athletic, good-looking young man.

"Sabrina is a great kid," said her mother, Cathy Hunt. "I just think it's a pretty amazing thing for her self esteem for her to be able to walk in with this boy."

football star takes girl down syndrome to prom
Credit: Cathy Hunt

Sabrina's mom said she wanted Stephen to be acknowledged for his simple act of kindness.

"That's what I tell my kids. ‘Money and everything is wonderful but I just want you to be good people'," Hunt said. "People don't put enough emphasis on kindness and empathy. That is exactly why I wanted Stephen to be recognized."

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