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High School Student with Cerebral Palsy Becomes Homecoming King


Hakam Daley, a high school senior had an extremely historic and memorable night on Friday when he walked in front of public for the first time and was voted homecoming king.

Hakam Daley, a high school senior had an extremely historic and memorable night on Friday when he walked in front of public for the first time and was voted homecoming king.

Hakam Daley

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Daley was born with cerebral palsy and has been to various foster homes but he has fought his condition pretty well and these hindrances have been unable to stop Hakam from growing into a full of life, friendly and happy kid with a huge heart. He has definitely won the hearts of his fellow students with his beautiful smile at St. Lucie West Centennial High School in Port St.Lucie, Florida.

Kayla Donohue, Daley’s best friend and a playful cheerleader wanted him to have a special experience that he could remember for his entire life and therefore she asked a few seniors to nominate Daley for the homecoming court. 

Take a look at the video:

Daley stood with other kids who had been nominated including football stars and other popular students during the halftime of Friday night football game and when Daley’s name was announced as the homecoming king he did something he had never tried before! He walked in public amidst cheers, applause and support from the crowd, with the help of his caregivers.

Daley said he was nervous before the announcement, 'When I heard the message, I had no words to describe,' Daley told CNN. 'I was so happy inside that my heart was jumping for joy.'

Now the king will celebrate his victory by taking a date to the homecoming dance that will take place on Saturday.


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2012-11-14 03:42:48.0