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'It's Been Like A Fairy Tale:' NFL Player Gives Teen With Autism The Prom Night Of Her Dreams

04/15/2014 06:21 pm ET | Updated Apr 15, 2014

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Prom night was even more memorable for one lucky Houston teen.

Taylor Kirkwood, 18, had the night of her life last Saturday when a Superbowl champion took her to prom.

Christine Michael, a running back for the Seattle Seahawks, is a family friends with the Kirkwoods, and agreed to take Taylor to the Anahuac High School prom, Click2Houston.com reported.

"I'm just here for Taylor," Michael told the outlet. "It's a blessing. Like I said, she's a beautiful kid. I'm very proud of her."

Kirkwood is autistic, and also had scoliosis until she had corrective surgery for it a few years ago. Autism has left her with limited speech, but her high school classmates nominated her for Homecoming Queen earlier this year because of her perseverance, according to Today.com.

The pair posed for prom pictures, danced together and had a prom night that neither Kirkwood, nor her peers, are likely to forget anytime soon.

"I'm totally over the moon about everything," Kirkwood's mom told the outlet. "I'm ecstatic. It's been like a fairy tale."

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