This story proves that there is always hope, no matter how alone or disconnected you might feel. Esteban Barriga, a teen with autism from Maynard Massachusetts, told his mother that he was not going to his high school prom because he had no friends. He eventually changed his mind and decided who he wanted to ask to accompany him on that special night...talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.
Although this seems like a tall order to achieve, it has helped Esteban see one thing in his life that he did not see before. From the amount of support he is receiving from his classmates and his community, he has surely seen all the friends that he does have in his life. Whether or not he actually reaches Ellen DeGeneres is irrelevant. He's already proven his earlier statement wrong. Esteban does indeed have friends who are willing to help him make his dreams come true.
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