Trey Potter surprised his mom, MelissaRoshan (MelRo) Potter, with a promposal. MelRo was pregnant with Trey at the time of her prom, so she never had the opportunity to go through the teen rite of passage. “She never had that experience and she’s risked so much for throughout my life and made so many sacrifices. I thought it would be the right thing to do,” Trey told ABC 6.
MelRo grew up in the foster system, having lived in 23 different foster homes, and was pregnant and homeless at 16. She dedicated her life to making sure her son felt loved and supported.
“When I was pregnant with him well, I heard, ‘Mel because you lived in the foster care system, you’re probably not going to raise a thriving individual. It just doesn’t happen. You can’t give him what you don’t have.’ So seeing who he has become and knowing the sacrifices that have been made and how much I love him and seeing that come to fruition, I’ve proved him wrong,” Potter said.
Trey invited MelRo to prom as just one of many things to show how much he appreciates her sacrifices.
“I think it shows her how much I appreciate her cause I really do after all she’s been through and all I’ve been through with her,” Trey Potter said.
It was a truly wonderful thing of Trey to do, and also a brilliant way to make sure his date would not run off with another guy.