Florida Teen with Cerebral Palsy Crowned Homecoming King (Video)

Hakam Daley is Homecoming King at St. Lucie West Centennial High School in Port St Lucie, Florida, Saturday, November 11, 2012.

The beautiful moments in America keep us loving the country and the folks in it.  The Sunshine state is one state that desperately needs a little sunshine with all the mayhem that’s been reported out of there.

In Port St. Lucie, Florida, this past weekend, St. Lucie West Centennial High School crowned Hakam Daley their beloved Homecoming King.  No one in the school thought anyone deserved it more.

According to CNN, Daley is a senior at the high school that has a few more challenges than a heavy book bag and college applications.  He has cerebral palsey and is confined to a wheelchair. But that all changed for him this weekend. He walked publicly, for the first time, in front of the school’s cheering crowd as the school’s Homecoming King.

Hakam accepts a smooch from his good friend Kayla Donahue, who secretly got the rest of the senior class to vote for him.

Lots of his friends voted for him, but his friend Kayla Donohue, a cheerleader at the school got the senior class to nominate him saying that it was important that he could have this “special experience that he’d remember the rest of his life.”

Daley has been in and out of foster homes most of his life and he is just elated at the recognition from his school. He yelled wildly as they announced him as the winner:

“When I heard the message, I had no words to describe,” Daley said.  “I was so happy.”

Hakam surrounded by his friends.

Hats off to Kayla and the rest of the St. Lucie West Centennial seniors!  Congratulations Hakam!

Check him out!

-J.C. Brooks

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