By Mike LaCrosse, WBZ-TV


PLYMOUTH (CBS) – Sixteen-year-old Plymouth North Junior Parker Goodall proudly showed off the white boutonniere on the lapel of his blue tux Friday night.

It’s a suit picked specifically for his junior prom date Jacqui Tripp. “It’s her favorite color,” said Parker.

Parker Goodall and Jacqui Tripp (WBZ-TV)

“He said will you be my Cinderella to the dance so I said of course,” said Jacqui.

It was a day Parker’s Mom Colleen thought she’d never see. “We actually didn’t expect Parker to live when he was born and to get to this point it does take a village,” Colleen said.

Parker has the rare genetic disorder, Prader-Willi syndrome. It effects his growth, cognitive function, behavior and appetite. It also prevents him from ever feeling full, making access to food dangerous.

Parker Goodall (WBZ-TV)

“Parker is never alone. He always has another adult with him or another responsible individual,” said Colleen.

His friends and Jacqui came together to make sure he had a special night. Parker said he was excited about dinner, dancing and of course spending time with his prom date.

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