Khameyea Jennings, the 18-year-old from Jacksonville, Florida who was taken to prom by Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Mark, passed away on Thursday.
Jennings, who was suffering from liver cancer, had her dream come true when Mark picked her up in his Lamborghini, after Jacksonville’s chapter of Dreams Come True had approached the NFL team about Jennings wishes.
After being diagnosed with cancer in May 2013, the teen had mostly been in and out of hospitals, receiving cancer treatments. The opportunity to go to prom was one of the highlights that Jennings had been looking forward to, although she had originally planned on going with her sister. But surprising her with a hospital visits and an unforgettable “promposal,” Mark accompanied the teen after receiving the go-ahead from her mother. Reportedly, her mother said the teen enjoyed the night not only because she was with an NFL star, but because it was one of the few nights where she got to just be a young lady without worrying about her cancer or cancer treatments.
It is indeed very sad news to all of us who had been paying attention to the story. Keep the Jennings family in your thoughts, and rest in peace, sweet Khameyea.