ORLANDO, Fla. – Wekiva High School senior defensive tackle Tashawn Manning wanted to surprise his girlfriend Victoria Green by asking her to prom in a special way.
Manning made his proposal in a spot where he has been spending his time fighting a battle with leukemia.
Manning, 17, was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia in November and has been receiving chemotherapy treatments at Florida Hospital in Orlando.
Tashawn's mother Makia Manning explained they went to the doctor back in November and they tried to treat his symptoms, but when the treatment wasn't working they started to run tests.
"They wanted to run tests and when they did the biopsy which was one of the tests that they wanted to run then they realized that he had leukemia,” Manning said.
The 6-foot-4 defensive tackle enlisted the help of his care team and his mother to make sure it was an unforgettable moment for the pair on Monday.
"She keeps me up, I keep her up we keep each other on a high level,” Manning said about his relationship with Green.
Manning and Green had been dating for a month before he was diagnosed with leukemia.
The Wekiva High School standout signed a letter of intent in February to play for the Auburn Tigers in February.
The pair will be celebrating prom night on April 23.