‘What color should I wear?’ NFL player surprises cancer-stricken 18-year-old with heartwarming hospital room promposal (VIDEO)
- Khameyea Jennings, 18, from Jacksonville, Florida, was diagnosed with cancer when she was 16
- Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks brought roses to her bedside – but only after asking her mom
- The 28-year-old later delivered on his promise, accompanying Khameyea to her prom in his Lamborghini
Khameyea Jennings, 18, had been planning to go to prom in Jacksonville, Florida with her sister when Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks, 28, asked to be her date.
She agreed and was escorted to the school dance at the Jacksonville Zoo that weekend, which was a rare night of fun in a life packed with hospital visits and cancer treatments.
Special date: Jacksonville Jaguars player Sen’Derrick Marks asked 18-year-old Khameyea Jennings to prom while she was in the hospital
School dance chic: Sen’Derrick asked Khameyea what colors he should wear in order to match her dress; the pair coordinated in white and gold
In the promposal video, Khameyea is practically speechless when Sen’Derrick enters her Wolfson Children’s Hospital room with a large bouquet of red roses.
He assures her that he has already cleared the plans with Khameyea’s mom before asking her if he can take her to prom.
‘What color should I wear?’ he goes on to ask her, and questions whether she would prefer that he wear his hair down or in a ponytail. The stunned high schooler gives him direction on both accounts.
Shocking appearance: Khameyea seemed at a loss for words when Sen’Derrick surprised her in her hospital room – but she still managed to say ‘yes’ to his promposal
Partying the night away: Khameyea’s classmates cheered for her when she showed up at the prom in a wheelchair pushed by her famous football player date
Khameyea was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2013 when she was 16, and she was looking forward to a night without needles and chemo, her mother toldCBS News.
It was also a night of glamour; thanks to local nonprofit Dreams Come True, Khameyea was treated to an unforgettable night with an A-list date.
Sen’Derrick picked her up in his Lamborghini, wearing a white suit and gold tie to match her white and gold dress.
Tough guy, soft heart: Sen’Derrick’s promposal was pulled off with help from Florida nonprofit organization Dreams Come True
When they arrived, classmates stood in rows and cheered as Sen’Derrick pushed Khameyea’s wheelchair inside.
‘We get a lot of bumps and bruises from tackling, but nothing like she’s going through,’ Sen’Derrick told First Coast News on prom night. ‘Tonight I just want make sure she has fun and keeps that smile on her face.
‘I look good, I think my date looks good, we’ll have a great night,’ he added.