Makayla Ferrell was singing the song "Rise Up" by Andra Day when her voice faded partially through the song due to her stage fright, Cleveland19 reported. Her mother was seated in the audience at the time.
"I just forgot because I was nervous to, like, even sing anymore," Makayla said.
That's when her mother, Shaye Washington, jumped in to join her on stage and starting singing the lyrics.
"I don't want her to feel defeated. So, that's when I just stepped in to help her going," Washington told Cleveland19.
Her daughter then found her voice again and finished the song together with her mother.
"I think she does everything for me. She gets everything for me," Makayla said. "Sometimes I feel like I don't say, don't act like I'm thankful, but I want to be more thankful and thank her."
The song is special for the pair, as it helped them persevere through Washington's divorce and to transition through their move from Georgia to Colorado.
But local firefighters stepped up and hosted the prom goers at their fire station.
“The teens seemed really excited to have their pictures taken next to the fire trucks,” said Jill Graven, wife of a Forest Lake firefighter.
Over 200 high schoolers came to have their pictures taken. And soon, #BlizzardProm popped up on social media.
“It was pretty cool to see so many of the firefighters volunteer their time with just an hours notice shoveling, plowing, and opening their doors for all the kiddos!” said Alyssa Thomas, another firefighter’s wife, who came up with the fire station idea.
Fire station prom may even become a tradition.
“Parents couldn’t thank us enough for the hospitality,” Graven said. “We’ve been asked to do it every year now!”
Credit: Jill Graven, Alyssa Thomas, Forest Lake Fire & Rescue
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Street camera footage released by local police on Tuesday showed the 17-year-old falling down on the street, being nearly missed by the wheels of the moving bus last Thursday (12 April 2018) in the town of Czechowice-Dziedzice.
She quickly gets up and her companion hugs her in apparent apology.
A police spokeswoman said the victim sustained only minor bruises.
Police fined the 17-year-old who pushed her companion, but the regional police commander wants to press charges against her for endangering the life and health of her friend.