Middle school basketball players defend cheerleader targeted by bullies

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KENOSHA, Wis. – Several middle school basketball players in Wisconsin took a stand against bullying in a unique way.

Desiree Andrews is a cheerleader for the Lincoln Middle School basketball team In Kenosha, Wisconsin. She also has Down syndrome.

According to WTMJ, during one basketball game, some people in the stands were bullying Desiree.

“The kids in the audience were picking on Dee, so we all stepped forward,” said Chase Vazquez, Lincoln Middle School basketball player.

Vazquez, Scooter Terrien and Miles Rodriguez all confronted the bullies.

“When I heard they were talking about her like, it kind of like made me mad,” Miles Rodriguez, Lincoln Middle School basketball player told WTMJ.

“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,” said Scooter Terrien, Lincoln Middle School basketball player.

The team has since renamed the gym “D’s House” in the girl’s honor.

“It is sweet, kind, awesome, amazing,” Desiree told WTMJ.

Read more at WTMJ.


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