Compassion and empathy make the World go round and whenever we hear of people doing good deeds, our faith in humanity restores.
What the football players of Foothill High School did for their classmate Ashley Adamietz vowed the world.
This young girl who was recently diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia felt “shocked, overwhelmed, and speechless” after her classmates showed their support for Ashley. That Friday night is something she will never forget.
Ashley undergoes daily chemotherapy treatments ever since she was diagnosed, and her friends understand how horrible that is, so they make sure she knows they are by her side.
The football captain Ryan came up with the idea of all the 57 players to lay an orange rose at Ashley’s feet after the game. Orange is the color for leukemia awareness.
‘“She’s part of the Cougar family,”
‘“so why not let her know that we’re all here for her. We are. So I wanted to let that be known to everybody, and especially to her, for what she’s going through.”
This act was caught on video and shared online. People from around the world who got to see the emotional moment, praised the football players.
Ashley declined the interview requests because she is undergoing treatments. However, she spoke to her coach who says she really appreciates all the support.
Joey Brown, the head football Coach said:
‘“We took care of family business before we took care of business on the field.”