Have you ever been a part of something that was bigger than you? Most of us can think of something we may have done in the past that really defined our life, perhaps even down to this day. We might even think back to high school and how some events, such as a football game still gives us chills when we think about it. There is no doubt that a cheerleader named Ashley Adamietz will feel the same way for the rest of her life after the events of a football game at her high school. She even describes the event as leaving her “shocked, overwhelmed and speechless.”
A few months ago, Ashley was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia. Ever since that day, she has had to undergo chemotherapy treatments daily and it has really taken a toll. One of the football players, a senior named Ryan Caetano wanted to show his support for her and he came up with a unique idea. In fact, the entire football team was behind the plan.
When Friday night’s game was ready to start, the high school football team was entering the field. At that time, each of the 57 players put an orange rose at Ashley’s feet. Orange is the color that stands for leukemia awareness.
Ryan said: “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 of this outpouring of support has gone viral and in just a few days, millions of people have viewed it.
Ashley is still going through treatment so she declined interview requests. She did give a message to her coach that talks about how much she appreciates the support. The head coach, Joey Brown, said: “We took care of family business before we took care of business on the field.”
You can see it in this video:
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