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Monday, March 16, 2015
How about some good news....Basketball players defend Kenosha cheerleader targeted by bully!
How about some news about what is good in kids today! JR
Basketball players defend Kenosha cheerleader targeted by bully
KENOSHA -- A student being bullied at a Lincoln Middle School basketball game caught the attention of the basketball players. They walked off the court to come to defend her.
This is where it all happened for Desiree Andrews. As she was being bullied from the stands, a few boys on the team said enough's enough, and that's where this bullying situation turned her life around.
Desiree Andrews no longer walks to class alone. Students have been drawn to her after a situation that could have taken away this pretty smile.
"The kids in the audience were picking on Dee, So we all stepped forward," said Chase Vazquez, Lincoln Middle School basketball player.
Andrews has Down syndrome. These three boys were in the middle of a game when they heard something upsetting directed at one of their cheerleaders, a girl who dances to her own beat.
“So when I heard they were talking about her like, it kind of like made me mad," said Miles Rodriguez, Lincoln Middle School basketball player.
Basketball players stepped to action, walked off the court, and told the bully to stop.
“It’s not fair when other people get treated wrong because we’re all the same. We’re all created the same. God made us the same way," said Scooter Terrien, Lincoln Middle School basketball player.
Dee and the boys are now eighth graders and last night, played their last game in the gymnasium that they have affectionately dedicated to their friend.
We asked Desiree Andrews: “Are they calling it something special?"