Teen asks 9-year-old boy battling cancer to prom

A 9-year-old Virginia boy will soon take a brief break from battling stage 4 cancer to escort a neighborhood teen to her high school prom. Beckett Wyatt, who was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma in June, received his Hamilton-themed “promposal” from an older sister of one of his classmates, WRIC reported. 

“I wanted to take Beckett because what if he never gets to,” Kaelyn Brakefeld, a junior at Midlothian High School, told WRIC. “I want him to be able to do the things that I got to do.”

While Beckett gears up for the special day next month, his mother, Kymmie Wyatt, is thankful for the memories they’re building courtesy of Brakefeld’s kind gesture.

“It’s special getting to see him getting to do those things,” Wyatt told WRIC. “But also no matter what comes, I’ll have those memories with him.”

Beckett told his mother that this will be the first of many proms he attends, and that she should take one million pictures of his special day, WRIC reported.

“He truly believes that he’s got this and if anyone can beat this it’s him,” Wyatt told WRIC.