Basketball Players Stop Game To Confront Bully Heckling Cheerleader With Down Syndrome, And I’m Crying
Stories like this make me delay my inevitable move to the Moon.
When cheering for her squad, Desiree Andrews, an eighth grader with Downs Syndrome at Lincoln Middle School in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was berated with insults from a few douche’s in the stands.
In most instances, especially in middle school, students are worried about no one but themselves. Reputation and perception often trumps morality. Not in this case.
Ballers Chase Vazquiez, Miles Rodriguez and Scooter Terrein of the Lincoln basketball squad overheard the heckling and immediately called time out to confront the bully.
Coach Brandon Morris told Kenosha News:
One of the kids stepped up and said, “Don’t mess with her,”. Then all of the guys got together to show her support.
It’s not fair when other people get treated wrong. Because we’re all the same. We’re all created the same.
The school has since renamed the gym “D’s House”, and faith in humanity is restored.