Khameyea Jennings may have truly had the time of her life after being escorted to her prom by Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks. Jennings initially planned to attend prom with her sister until Marks showed up to Wolfson Children’s Hospital with a bouquet of flowers asking to be her date. The duo had a beautiful night with Jennings sporting a white gown and Marks transporting them to the affair held at Jacksonville Zoo in a Lamborghini Gallardo.
In sad news, Jacksonville.com reports that Khameyea succumbed to liver cancer on Thursday. The teen was diagnosed on Mother’s Day 2013 and received the special prom night due to “Dreams Come True”, a non-profit dedicated to granting the wishes of children facing life-threatening illnesses.
Jenning’s mother, Laquandra said that Khameyea just wanted to have a regular day with family and friends without having to worry about chemo:
“Just a day to be a teenager and enjoy the prom.”
Marks said he was happy to make a difference in someone’s life.
We hope that Khameyea’s last days were filled with laughter and love and our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.