Lucky Girl Gets the Homecoming Surprise of a Lifetime

Sarah Neslun was honored as homecoming queen not because she has Down Syndrome, but because she is an overall great person.
1:35 | 10/12/15

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Finally tonight, it's homecoming season. A tradition marked by the thrill of the big game, the dance and the crowning of the king or queen. But at some schools, the them -- memories will be about so much more. The school coming together to crown a queen unlike any other. She just has a kind heart. Always wants to brighten people's day, and she does. Reporter: Sarah neslun has down syndrome, but her sister says that's not why she's being honored. Sarah didn't win because she has a disability. It's because she's a great person overall. Brayden carpenter, his date has Reporter: In Tennessee, Brayden carpenter, his date has brain cancer. He just wanted to make her comfortable. And this school, making a 3-year-old girl their queen. It's something that immediately touched us. There are so few times in your life when you feel an immediate impact. Reporter: The team first met her when they rehabbed her backyard, making sure she had grass to play in. She's undergone multiple open heart surgeries. Her fighting spirit and the players' love for her, a true homecoming memory. It touched my heart, I wanted to cry, seeing her walk out being crowned queen. And it touched our hearts as well. "Gma" first thing in the morning. David Muir right back here tomorrow night. I'm Tom llamas in New York. Have a great evening.

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