I’ve told you about Emily’s desire to cheer twice already.
Fall 2013 : To be a cheerleader
Summer 2015 : Cheer Bows
This past summer, she found her place at Cheer Olympia and when fall arrived, a new team was formed!
Our team, has 5 athletes, 3 coaches and 1 awesome filler 🙂
Our athletes are awesome and my fear on Sunday morning was that the other athletes and their families might not see how awesome our girls are!
The music played at a lower volume as to not overwhelm our girls.
The crowd was a little quieter to help them as well.
But that didn’t stop the other cheer teams from clapping and cheering for our team. Soon enough, the crowd joined in too!
Next time, I say we crank the volume on their music 🙂
After their first go at it, our girls sat back down and cheered for the other teams.
Each team was performing twice!
Here are a couple of things you would not know by looking at them.
- After their first number, one of our athlete had what her mom calls a “small seizure”. I don’t know how familiar you are with seizures but in my mind (someone who doesn’t know seizures), there is no such thing as small seizures. It’s a seizure or a big seizure. Well, would you believe that our girl was back on the mat for their second appearance? And she rocked it!
- One of the other mom sitting next to me who was also emotional was telling me, “would you believe it took 2 years of physio therapy for her to walk?”. She was talking about her daughter.
- This is also true of Emily, doctors and therapists agreed she would never walk.
If you were to ask me what diagnosis the other girls on the team have, I truly can’t tell you as I have never asked their parents and I will not asked them as to me, they are Emily’s team! None of them are their diagnosis and all of them are hard workers!
Those girls are amazing!
It took at least 6 years of trying dance classes, cheer groups and looking at everything out there…. Emily never gave up on her dream to be a cheerleader.
So today, Emily is a cheerleader, with the bow, the hair, the make-up, the uniform, the team jacket and a team where she is accepted, respected and celebrated!
A team where each member is accepted, respected and celebrated!
Emily is a cheerleader.
Thank you Olympia cheerleading
Thank you Colleen, Lorraine, Celine, Megan and Chloe!