High School Cheerleader Battling Leukemia Is Suprised By Team While Taking The Field
By KRCR News 7 // September 13, 2016
All 57 players laid orange rose by her feet
ABOVE VIDEO: In an incredible show of support, a high school football team in California places orange roses at the feet of a cheerleader who is battling leukemia. Orange is the color of leukemia awareness. (Latest News video)
PALO CEDRO, CALIFORNIA (KRCR) – Players from a California high school football team showed their support for a cheerleader battling leukemia with a sweet gesture before a recent game.
According to KRCR, all 57 members of the Foothill High School football team laid an orange rose at the feet of senior Ashley Adamietz,
Adamietz has been undergoing daily chemotherapy treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia since early August.
Orange is the designated color for leukemia awareness.
“We took care of family business, before we took care of business on the field,” Foothill High School football coach Joey Brown said.
Senior football player Ryan Caetano planned the surprise, KRCR in Redding, California first reported.
“She’s part of the Cougar family, so why not let her know that we’re all here for her.” – Ryan Caetano
“We are. So I wanted to let that be known to everybody, and especially to her, for what she’s going through.”
On Twitter, Adamietz said she was, “shocked, overwhelmed, and overall speechless.”
KRCR News Channel 7’s Evan Schreiber recorded the video and posted the footage first on Facebook Tuesday night. It was shared more than 118,000 times and viewed more than 5,600,000 times in the first 24 hours.
Ashley Adamietz has declined recent interviews regarding this story, as she’s going through treatment, but said through her coach that she appreciated the support.
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High school football players give roses in tribute to cheerleader with leukemia.
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