Desiree Andrews is a cheerleader. Her squad was performing a routine when fans started making fun of her. Three basketball players took notice of the incident and decided to do something about it.
Scooter Terrien, Chase Vasquez, and Miles Rodriguez actually walked off the court with the game still in play. They went to their sports director and asked if he could stop the rude fans from bullying Desiree. The players said they were upset over the fans’ actions.
They decided it would be better to stand up for what’s right than to continue playing their game.
Several people noticed their boldness, including Cliff Andrews, Desiree’s father. He couldn’t stop the tears from falling and thanked the three eighth grade players for their actions.
Cliff said the popular television show “Glee” gave Desiree the inspiration she needed to go out for the cheerleading squad. “Glee” features the character, Becky Jackson, a Down syndrome student who is also a cheerleader at her school.
The basketball players now have a wonderful relationship with Desiree. They’ve even nicknamed the gym ‘D’s House.’ School officials say there are talks of creating a ‘D’s House’ banner to hang in the gym.