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Eighth grader Desiree Andrews was being picked on by some fans at a middle school basketball game. And it likely wasn’t the first time. Desiree has Down’s Syndrome. However, she also has a lot of people looking out for her, some who don’t even know her.
During a Lincoln Middle School (Wisconsin) basketball game, three players, who deserve to be recognized (Miles Rodriguez, Scooter Terrien and Chase Vazquez) stood up for the bullied cheerleader. According to the players, they didn’t know her very well beforehand, but now they’re friends.
Here’s a news clip of the event:
The bullied cheerleader is getting some further recognition from the players. Their gym has recently been christened “D’s House,” which is awesome. The name has apparently stuck, and the school is getting a banner made.
Good for the brave basketball players, and good for D.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]