Teen brings prom to her date recovering in hospital

Prom season has arrived, which means a lot of teenagers are excited to get all dressed up and dance with their dates.

For two Mesquite teens, a car crash ended the dream but didn't stop a prom night surprise.

Alyah Mitchell and J.R. Hall first became friends as high school freshmen.

She's a soccer player for Mesquite High; he a football player for Mesquite Horn.

They've watched each other play and grow up over the past three years, but for the past seven weeks, Hall has been in recovery at Baylor Hospital. Since he couldn't go to Mitchell's prom, Mitchell brought prom to him.

Mitchell asked Hall to be her prom date in January. But on Feb. 2, Hall was in a single-car crash that resulted in two broken vertebrae.

He's been in the hospital ever since, and just recently regained feeling in his arms and legs.

He got a big surprise Saturday, when Mitchell showed up, all dolled up from head to toe, to celebrate prom with him.

"She told me she was coming after she got her makeup done," said Hall. "I had been waiting…I thought she wasn't going to come at all."

Mitchell posted pictures of the two from that night on Twitter, which quickly spread all over the country. But almost none of her classmates knew where she'd been before she showed up at the dance later.

"He probably would've made my night a lot better," said Mitchell.

While Hall and Mitchell will go to college 1,500 miles apart next year, they'll always share their special prom night surprise.

"There's not a lot of people you can call a true friend," said Hall.

The two might be able to dance on the dancefloor after all -- Hall's prom is May 9, and he plans to walk Mitchell into the ballroom and dance all night.


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