HS Senior Asks Teen With Down Syndrome To The Prom, Doritos-Inspired Prom-Posal Goes Viral

By Amanda Moore, Parent Herald March 22, 04:00 am

A senior high school student made the "cheesiest" prom proposal ever. Shaedon Wedel asked Carlie Wittman, a 15-year-old girl with Down syndrome, to the prom using Doritos as props. The Doritos-inspired prom-posal has gone viral on the internet.

Wittman is Wedel's best friend's sister and the senior student has seen her grow up. The 18-year-old explained he and Wittman's brother, Carson, had been planning to bring her to the prom before.

His best friend, however, decided he'll take his girlfriend but Wedel stuck with the idea of bringing Wittman as his date. He even planned an elaborate proposal.

Last March 18, Wedel walked up to the Wittmans' house wearing a funny Doritos shirt. On the shirt's front side were the words, "I know I'm NACHO typical Dorito but..." When he turned around, the back side of the shirt read, "I'm going to be CHEESY and ask: will you go to prom with me?" as People reported.

The high school senior also brought a bouquet of flowers and bag of Doritos chips. The prom-posal was caught on video and Wittman was seen jumping up and down in excitement.

"I have known her for seven years and there has not been a day that I have not seen her eat Doritos," Wedel said, CBS News reported. He also described the teen with Down syndrome as someone who always had a smile on her face and she's "one of the sweetest gals."

The viral video has received over 113,000 views, 1,600 comments and 558 shares on Facebook. Many commended Wedel for his gesture.

Wedel said his proposal was not a stunt for publicity, much less Doritos-sponsored. The 18-year-old only wanted to make the teen with Down syndrome happy as she has been making other people happy with her presence.

Wedel said his best friend's sister deserved it. The prom will take place on April 22 at Newton High School in Kansas.

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