Ohio teen takes mother to prom for the most amazing reason
Trey Potter wanted his mom to know that he was amazed by how hard she had worked to create a good life for him, and so he asked her to prom in order to show his appreciation...
Trey Potter wanted his mom to know that he was amazed by how hard she had worked to create a good life for him, and so he asked her to prom in order to show his appreciation.
“She never had that experience and she’s risked so much for throughout my life and made so many sacrifices I thought it would be the right thing to do,” Trey Potter said of his mother, MelissaRoshan (MelRo) Potter.
MelRo bounced between 23 different foster homes and ended up homeless and pregnant by the age of 16.
“My mother was raped when she was 13, and I am the product from that rape. And as a result I lived in the foster care system and didn’t hear any positive reinforcements that I was valuable or worthy,” she recalled. “When I was pregnant with him well, I heard, ‘Mel because you lived in the foster care system, you’re probably not going to raise a thriving individual. It just doesn’t happen. You can’t give him what you don’t have.’ So seeing who he has become and knowing the sacrifices that have been made and how much I love him and seeing that come to fruition, I’ve proved him wrong.”
Now, MelRo has not only provided her son with a wonderful home life but is also an advocate for foster children.
“I think it shows her how much I appreciate her cause I really do after all she’s been through and all I’ve been through with her,” Trey Potter said.