High School Football Team Orchestrates Moving Show of Support Cheerleader Battling Leukemia (Video)


It’s not easy to just go on with your everyday life after you’ve been diagnosed with a serious illness. Fortunately for Ashley Adamietz, a senior cheerleader at Foothill High in Palo Cedro, California, she doesn’t have to go it alone.

Adamietz was diagnosed with Leukemia in August and has been undergoing daily chemotherapy treatments ever since. Last Friday, the football team she cheers for let her know that they are also cheering for her. Before their game against Spanish Springs, every one of the 57 players from Foothill High walked past Adamietz while marching onto the field and placed an orange rose at her feet.

Orange, in case you didn’t know, is the color of leukemia awareness.

Needless to say, Ashley was blown away. One can only imagine how her parents felt.

Take a look:

“We took care of family business before we took care of business on the field,” said Foothill High football coach Joey Brown, who credited #55 Ryan Caetano with suggesting the team do something to show support for Adamietz.

Sometimes you think the world is falling apart. Then you read a story about kids taking care of each other, and you think maybe, just maybe, everything’s going to be alright.

Hat Tip – [CBS Sports]

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