Ashley Greenhalgh and Danny Griffiths have been dating for two years and are preparing to take their relationship to the next level, which is why Griffiths purchased his girlfriend a promise ring for her birthday. While it isn’t unusual for a boyfriend to get his girlfriend a promise ring, for this couple, it was very emotional and heartwarming.
Ashley and Danny were both born with a genetic disorder known as Down Syndrome. However, despite their disability, they have developed a bond like none other and proved to their family members and friends just what true love is.
On Saturday, June 25, the Greenhalgh family held a get-together for Ashley’s 21st birthday and high school graduation. Danny was one of the many people who gathered to celebrate Ashley’s accomplishments. As previously mentioned, Ashley and Danny have been dating for two years and plan on someday getting married. While they are waiting, however, Danny wanted to surprise his girlfriend with a very special gift… a promise ring.
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Luckily, Courtney Greenhalgh, Ashley’s sister, captured the heartwarming moment Ashley opened her ring on video and later shared it for the world to see on her Facebook page. Ashley starts by opening the card Danny wrote for her. She then pulls out a teddy bear, followed by the tiny ring box.
“It’s a ring! I’m going to be married!” she squealed in excitement as her family explained to her that it was a promise ring.
Although the ring Danny had saved so hard for was just a promise ring and not an engagement ring, he still got down on one knee and proposed, saying, “Will you marry me? Will you be my wife?”
You can watch the video below.
“Both Danny and Ashley were born with Down Syndrome; not only do they both share an unconditional love for one another, they show a genuine appreciation for life on a daily basis,” Courtney captioned the video. “Danny and my sister have been dating for two years and couldn’t be more perfect for each other. They both have each other’s best interests at heart.”
Courtney added, “Danny and Ashley talk about getting married in the future; while they know that the timing isn’t right just yet, Danny wanted to go out of his way to let my sister know that he will always be there for her and that he only has eyes for her. Danny saved up his own money from his job to get my sister a beautiful, diamond promise ring. The presentation of the ring takes this thoughtful gift to a whole new level.”
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Danny decided to purchase the promise ring for Ashley after both their families agreed that it was okay. Although they are both young and have Down Syndrome, their families realize that their love is unconditional and meant to be. Danny told Inside Edition that he plans to work hard and save money to take care of himself and Ashley. He also said they planned to get married in four short years.
“I couldn’t be prouder as a big sister,” Courtney said. “She’s accomplished so much. The whole world is in front of her and she can do whatever she wants.”
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