ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A teenager in Ohio got a treat on prom night: a surprise date with a Cleveland Browns player.
Seventeen-year-old Elyria (eh-LEER’-ee-uh) High School senior Elna Wright is nonverbal and uses a wheelchair as a result of a rare progressive disorder.
She was crowned homecoming queen, but her boyfriend died last fall and she had no other date. Her parents took to social media, asking if an athlete might escort their Cleveland-sports-crazy daughter.
The 23-year-old Erving says making Wright smile was “the biggest thing.”