Cheerleader With Leukemia Brought to Tears After Football Team’s Gesture
We're in mid-September - the NFL is ready for its second week, Texas high school football is a few weeks deep, but still, the most important aspect of football is character. Growing up as a football player meant a few things. You had to be doing (relatively) well in school, you were a representative of your community and you were a gentleman.
These young men from Foothill High School have lived up to that honor, by making a grand, yet simple gesture to one of the cheerleaders who was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia earlier in August and has undergone daily chemotherapy since.
As seen in the video, all 57 football players placed an orange rose at Ashley Adamietz's feet before the game. Orange is the color for leukemia awareness.
The idea initially came from senior Ryan Caetano who told KRCR:
She's part of the Cougar family, so why not let her know that we're all here for her. We are. So I wanted to let that be known to everybody, and especially to her, for what she's going through.
The video has been viewed on Facebook over 16 million times.