Taylor Swift got invited to another high school prom. A boy named Devon Whitney made a YouTube video asking Taylor to his senior prom in Aurora, Colorado.
Devon has an extremely rare disease called Oto-Palatal-Digital Syndrome, or OPD. He’s had over two-dozen surgeries since he was born. The syndrome also makes Devon look a little different.
As he told Denver’s KUSA-TV, “People stare at me because of the way I look. They laugh at me and talk behind my back. And sometimes I can hear them. You want to say something, but you can’t. And it hurts.”
Devon says he’s too shy to ask anyone in school to the prom, so he decided to shoot for the moon and see if Taylor would go.
“I really, really want her to be my prom date if that’s OK with her,” he said in the report.
His YouTube video has more than 14,000 views, a number that’s growing fast.
Read the KUSA news report about Devon. And watch Devon’s YouTube appeal to Taylor below.
- Greg Thunder/100.3 KILT