Michael Pagano, 18, asked his friend, Sarah Kardonsky, also 18, to the prom. She declined, as she already had a date.
The Division Avenue High School student from Levittown, New York, knew that her date, Steven Bornstein, a friend, would have no problem finding another date. So she asked him if it would be okay if she went with Pagano, a student with high-functioning autism, instead. Bornstein fully supported the idea and told her that he “wanted to do something special for Michael, too.”
“I’ve known him for a couple of years,” Kardonsky said of Pagano. “He would always wave to me and he was a nice guy.”
Instead of just telling Pagano that she was free after all, Kardonsky decided to formally ask Pagano to the prom — with the help of the New York Jets.
Kardonsky contacted Jets players through Instagram, then edited together a compilation video of nine team members — wideout Shaq Evans, wide receivers Chris Owusu and Saalim Hakim, cornerbacks AntonioRead More »from 'Promposal': High school senior recruits New York Jets to help her ask friend to prom