Random Act leads to prom to remember

9:48 AM, Mar 19, 2013   |    comments
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MARIETTA, Ga. -- It all started when Donnie Gooding asked Jessica Wilson to be his Valentine.

The Lassiter High School students were looking forward to their prom, but without a wheelchair van for two, they had a problem.

Jessica's aunt asked for a Random Act of Kindness, and the 11Alive Help Desk turned to AMS Vans.

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The high school sweethearts were thrilled this past week, when the big day arrived.

After Jessica and Donnie's story first aired, others in the community reached out to make their prom an affair to remember. A salon did Jessica's hair and makeup, a boutique gave her jewelry, and a florist designed their corsage and boutonniere.

Doug from AMS Vans served as the driver to take the couple to Atlanta, but not before they shared a dinner, compliments of Aspens Signature Steaks.

Finally, Jessica and Donnie arrived at the Egyptian Ballroom at the Fox Theatre. Donnie was definitely ready to party!

Fellow Lassiter students gave the couple a rousing welcome. They were even invited to be part of the prom court. Jessica escorted Prom King James Rowe, and Donnie did the honors for Prom Queen Emma Kate Protis.

But Jessica said the best part of prom, besides going with her favorite beau, was the dancing.

"That was awesome! Thank you so much," she said.

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