The Central Florida love story that’s melting hearts around the world

in Seminole County News & Events


SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – A Central Florida teen couple with Down syndrome is touching hearts after a homecoming proposal that’s gone viral.

“It’s a good experience for other parents to know that they are going to live normal lives, that they’re gonna be loved and they’re going to have their special someone,” Marilyn Cowan, the mother of one of the teens, said.

On Sept. 26, her son David, a 19-year-old Seminole High School student, surprised his 18-year-old girlfriend, Saris, at a football game while she was cheerleading. David showed up with a poster that read: “Will you be my sunshine at homecoming?” He also brought flowers and balloons. 

“Everybody knew what was going on behind the scenes except her,” Cowan said. 

The moment was captured by the teens’ parents and they shared it on their Facebook pages but they never imagined the response it would get.