In the spirit of all things homecoming, here’s a story about inclusion and kindness.
Nataleigh Deal was supposed to walk on the homecoming court during a football game last Friday along with the other candidates, but she suffered a seizure upon arriving. She has epilepsy and Down Syndrome. And even though she had somewhat recovered by the time the girls were supposed to hit the field, she said she felt uneasy wearing her high heels.
As a result, every other girl on homecoming court took off their heels .Not even the homecoming elect from the year before who was crowning was wearing shoes.
Oh…and it gets better.Nataleigh was crowned queen.
“I am in awe,” her sister said on Facebook. “All my life I have prayed for inclusion and absolute love from the world for my sister, and she’s received nothing but that.”
“The inclusion and love will never be matched.”
Photo: Facebook/Carleigh Deal