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Friday, May 29, 2015

Articles tagged: heartwarming stories

Middle school basketball players stop game to confront bullies

A group of middle school students from Kenosha, Wisc. walked off the court during a game this week to confront several bullies who were poking fun at a member of their cheerleading squad. The cheerleader, Lincoln Middle School eighth grader Desiree Andrews, has Down syndrome. When Miles Rodriguez, Scooter Terrien and Chase Vazquez realized Andrews…Read More

Deaf high schooler defies odds, makes cheerleading team

Iliana Delgado is one of 27 girls on the Downey High School (Calif.) junior varsity cheerleading squad. Unlike the other 26, Delgado can’t hear the fans that she is encouraging to cheer. Delgado, 15, is the first ever deaf cheerleader to make the squad at Downey. Iliana earned her spot on the team during a…Read More

8-year-old with Down Syndrome scores TD in high school game (Video)

The most important touchdown in a recent high school game between Rhinelander (Wisc.) High and rival Mosinee was scored by an 8-year-old. Gabe White, a young boy with Down Syndrome who is Rhinelander’s honorary captain, was treated to a moment he will never forget. With Mosinee already having won the game and no time remaining…Read More

Brandon Belt hits home run for cancer survivor Lyndsey Dworkin

Brandon Belt hit one of the most important home runs of his career on Friday night. Believe it or not, the San Francisco Giants first baseman’s blast to right field came during a rehab assignment with the Triple-A San Jose Giants. So what was so special about it? Just ask Lyndsey Dworkin. Dworkin, a 12-year-old…Read More

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