RGIII helps special needs student get asked to prom

Earlier this week, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (RGIII) helped one Virginia high school student ask a special needs friend to prom.

At a recent Centreville High School lacrosse game, 17-year-old Juwaan Espinal, who is non-verbal due to cerebral palsy, was asked to prom in an extraordinary way, reports WJLA.

Thanks to his group of friends, who enlisted the help of Espinal’s favorite NFL player, classmate Morgan Assel asked the big question.

RGIII and Assel waited behind a big banner that read: “I know I’m not as cool as RGIII, but will you go to the prom with me?”

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Getting asked to prom by @morganassel!! Thank you! #rg3

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“I’m just really excited and really grateful that RGIII came to help Juwaan,” Assel told WJLA. “It just really means a lot that people are willing to do this for him because he is such a special person and he really deserves it.”


Ibis Espinal, Juwaan’s mother, said seeing “something like this, it makes you feel good.”

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Selfie with RG3 #prom #bestdayofmylife

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