An Ohio teenager made his mother’s dream come true by inviting her to be his date for prom after she missed out on hers (video below).
MelissaRoshan Potter, 36, grew up in 23 different foster homes, WCMH reported. Her mother had her after being raped at age 13, and she gave birth to her own son, Trey, at age 16.
With very few resources at her disposal, Potter was forced to live in a homeless shelter. The teen mom could not attend her prom as a result.
“After surviving a tumultuous childhood and an even harder time while in foster care, I immediately transitioned into being a teen mother,” she told US Weekly. “Seeing all my friends around me go to prom … was incredibly difficult. Part of me really wanted to go, but I knew I had a baby that needed me. And that became my reason for finding peace in missing out.” Potter’s son, Trey, 18, decided to do something about that. Instead of taking a fellow classmate to prom like everyone else, Trey took his mom.
Potter spoke about the struggle she endured raising Trey on her own.
“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,'” Potter recalled. “‘It just doesn’t happen. You can’t give him what you don’t have.’
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