A basketball game turned into a display of chivalry as a group of three middle school basketball players noticed something wrong on one end of the court.
Their story would soon make its way across the internet and around the world.
In 2015, the Lincoln Middle School basketball team was playing one of their regular season games in Kenosha, Wis., when three of the players — Miles Rodriguez, Chase Vasquez and Scooter Terrien — noticed that something disturbing was happening to one of their classmates.
The middle schoolers saw Desiree Andrews, a cheerleader who has Down syndrome, being bullied by kids in the bleachers.
It didn’t sit right with the boys, so they decided to take action.
Vasquez told TMJ4, “The kids in the audience were picking on D, so we all stepped forward.” Other players then decided to join them.
“We were mad. We didn’t like that. We asked our sports director to talk to the people and tell them not to make fun of her,” Rodriguez told Kenosha News, according to Digital Political News.
Scooter Terrien said, “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.”
After the incident, the three boys became friends with Desiree. So much so that they all began to do something extremely special to honor the cheerleader.
They started calling the gymnasium “Dee’s House.” The athletic director thought it was a great idea and made a banner officially calling it “Dee’s House.”
When asked how she felt about the boys coming to her aid, she said it was, “sweet, kind, awesome, amazing.”
Andrew’s father, Cliff, could barely hold back the tears and said he was grateful to the students.
This story is just another example of what makes America great. These young men understood that we are all created in the image of God and we all deserve to be respected.
While pro-abortion forces talk glibly about aborting kids with Down syndrome, these young men understood the value that we all have.
Good for these guys. They deserved to be honored as well.
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