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Teen with Autism asks Ellen to Prom, Town Helps

February 03, 2014

The town of Maynard, Mass. is campaigning to help its very own Esteban Rueda attend his senior prom with his dream date – Ellen DeGeneres. The 17-year-old student has autism and is new to town. Before deciding to pursue Ellen as his date, Esteban told his mom that he didn’t want to go to prom because he didn’t have any friends. He couldn’t have been more wrong. After hearing about Esteban’s wish, more than 30 business owners, town officials, students and parents filmed themselves urging Ellen to say “yes.” Watch the video above and decide for yourself if Ellen should go to prom with Esteban.