Football team’s gesture to ailing cheerleader is best thing you’ll see all week

If you’ve been having a hard week, here’s a story to make it better.

High school cheerleader Ashley Adamietz of Foothill High School in Palo Cedro, Calif., near Redding, was recently diagnosed with leukemia.

When the players of the football team heard of the diagnosis, a senior captain of the team approached head coach Joey Brown with an idea of acknowledge Adamietz at their first home game.

The coach instantly agreed.

“This is a family matter,” Brown said. “We have to take care of our family before we take care of ourselves.”

Last Friday night, When the team entered the field, they placed flowers at the feet of Adamietz.

“We had to check our emotions,” Brown said. “To see our players do something like that for one of our own — we were proud coaches, proud fathers and proud fans that night.”

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