When A Cheerleader With Down Syndrome Was Bullied, These Players Walked Off The Court – Watch

When A Cheerleader With Down Syndrome Was Bullied, These Players Walked Off The Court - Watch

After a cheerleader with Down syndrome was bullied during a middle school basketball game, the players stepped up and did something truly inspirational.

Meet Desiree Andrews. She’s a cheerleader at Lincoln Middle School in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the US.

Last year, the eighth-grader was being bullied from the stands as she cheered during a basketball game.

The bullying caught the attention of the players. And what they did next will restore your faith in everything.

As reported by TMJ4 News, three of the players – Chase Vazquiez, Miles Rodriguez and Scooter Terrein – called a timeout and left the court.

They then confronted the bully in the stands and asked them to stop.

Brandon Morris, the boys’ coach, 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.’

Because, as Scooter explains, ‘It’s not fair when other people get treated wrong. Because we’re all the same. We’re all created the same.’

Now, Desiree no longer walks to class alone.

And the school’s gym has been unofficially renamed ‘D’s house’. The school hopes to make the new name official in the future.

As for what Desiree thinks of what her friends did for her, she describes it as ‘sweet, awesome, kind and amazing.’

Faith. Restored.