Okay Glee did it first. But it still warms the cockles of the heart.
A young high school freshman with Down Syndrome loves to cheer. And she has been demonstrating stylized school spirit since junior high school.
The high school squad had made her an honorary member.
Happy ending. Almost.
Even though she had the outfit and knew the routine, school officials sidelined Brittany for a week, fearing she might be a “liability.”
But minds were changed and the young woman is back in uniform.
Probably the most important action anyone can take during the day, is that of acceptance and inclusion. To break through stereotypes and overlook the immediate to discover how much most people have in common.
If members of Congress recognized a common humanity, so many problems could almost solve themselves.
Occasionally football players run off the field and have headed straight into a gaggle of cheerleaders. Brittany’s reflexes are not as fast as the other girls. But her mother is willing to take that small risk in order for her daughter to belong.
Can’t we all just get along?