Oklahoma made headlines for all the wrong reasons on Friday, so it’s only fair we give the Sooners props for three linemen who made the day for one 16-year-old girl.
Hayle Savage has spina bifida, a birth defect in her spine, and has to use a wheelchair to get around. For the past three weeks, she’s been at The Children’s Center in Bethany, OK, because of a leg infection and she will likely remain there for another six weeks. As a result, she’s going to miss her high school prom.
But the center puts on a prom of its own where Savage was met by her date for the evening: OU linemen Bronson Irwin.
From the story:
She has heard a rumor that University of Oklahoma football players are going to stop by, but she doesn’t know until she’s waiting to enter the dance that offensive lineman Bronson Irwin will be her date.
The Sooners are her favorite team, and as Irwin steps beside her wheelchair to escort her down the red carpet, the grin across her face is bigger than it’s been all day.
During their first dance, Hayle’s cheeks turn bright pink as she holds hands with the athlete who is twice her size.
A few dances later, linemen Gabe Ikard and John-Phillip Hughes join Hayle and Irwin and show her how to do “The Twist.”
You can read the entire story HERE from the Oklahoman with an accompanying video. Well done, gentlemen.