Found April 13, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
Courntey Alvis had to a face a life-changing moment at the age of 16 when she was diagnosed with leukemia. Because of her weakened immune system, Alvis was told she basically couldn’t leave her house — no driving, no going to the mall, no seeing a movie or taking part in anything that a healthy high schooler would be off enjoying.
Alvis was told that she could attend her junior prom last year if she took the necessary precautions. Doctors told her she would have had to wear rubber gloves and a mask and not touch anybody. Unsurprisingly, she decided to pass. After a year of treatment and fighting the disease, Courtney is now determined to attend her senior prom and end high school on a high note. The problem was she didn’t have a date.
With the help of her uncle, Alvis was put in touch with Alabama star Trent Richardson. The 2011 Heisman trophy finalist is solving the no date problem.
“I’m very excited but I’m also really nervous,” Alvis said according to WSFA. “I watch Trent all th...
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No matter your SEC allegiance you always like to hear stories of young men doing good things and the story of Trent Richardson taking a 17-year old cancer survivor to her senior prom is one of those stories.
Alabama football star Trent Richardson attended Hueytown High School senior prom Saturday night, wrapping up a dream week for a 17-year-old cancer survivor.
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