Entire High School Football Team Drops Roses At The Feet Of A Cheerleader Who Was Diagnosed With Cancer Before Game

Now that school is back in session, we’re likely going to be bombarded with aggressive videos of bullies giving nerds swirleys and shoving them into lockers. High school can be an ugly place. Just ask Gordon Pritchard, aka Cheese. Poor bastard got locked in a dumpster.

Anyway, it’s nice to be reminded of the good stuff every now and then. Ya know, as evidence that the world isn’t going completely to shit.

And today that beacon of hope comes from Foothill High School in Palo Cedro, California.

As the football team entered the field before its game against Spanish Springs, each player stopped at the feet of cheerleader Ashley Adamietz, who was reportedly diagnosed with leukemia last month, and dropped an orange rose. The color orange represents leukemia awareness.

Adamietz, who is undergoing daily chemotherapy treatment, looks to be overwhelmed with joy as the roses continued to pile up. She took to Twitter after the game to express her gratitude.

“I can’t thank you enough to both teams for making my first game one to remember and making me cry tears of joy,” she wrote. “I love Foothill High School.”

Props to the bros on the Foothill High football team and best of luck to Ashley on her continued fight against cancer. Beat that shit. #AshleyStrong.

[h/t KRCR, CBS Sports]

Matt Keohan Avatar
Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.