High School Football Team’s Sweet Gesture For Cheerleader Fighting Leukemia

Football season often brings families and friends together, and has a way of creating warm memories. For senior cheerleader Ashley Adamietz, this football game will forever hold a precious memory in her heart.

The football players from Foothill High School in Palo Cedro, California, had some "family business" to attend to before taking the field at a recent game. All 57 team members placed an orange rose at Adamietz's feet. Orange is the color for leukemia awareness.

Adamietz was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in August and has been undergoing daily chemotherapy treatments since. The Foothill High Cougars wanted to show Adamietz that she is not alone in her fight.

According to KRCR, Foothill senior Ryan Caetano, who organized the gesture, elaborated on this by saying "[Adamietz is] 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, especially to her, for what she's going through."

The support didn't stop at Foothill, the schools opponent also joined in by asking fans to wear orange:

Adamietz was at a loss for words and overwhelmed by the amount of support she received.


The video above was recorded by KRCR News Channel 7's Evan Schreiber. The video shows the full gesture of the Foothill High football team and Ashley Adamietz's priceless reaction. The Foothill High football team proved that small gestures can make a huge impact.

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