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Basketball players stand up for bullied cheerleader with Down’s syndrome

Basketball players stand up for bullied cheerleader with Down’s syndrome


An inspiring story out of Kenosha A student being bullied at a Junior High School basketball game. caught the attention of the basketball players. And those players walked off the court to defend her. Michelle Fiore reports from Kenosha. Well this is where it all happened for Desiree Andrews. As she was being bullied from these stands a couple of boys on the basketball team said enough is enough and that’s where this bullying situation turned her life around. Desiree Andrews no longer walks to class alone. Students have been drawn to her after a situation that could have taken away this pretty smile. The kids in the audience were picking on “D” So we all stepped forward. Andrews has Downs Syndrome. These three boys were in the middle of a game when they heard something upsetting directed at one of their cheerleaders. A girl, who dances to her own beat. So when I heard that they were talking about her like it kind of made me like mad. Basketball players stepped to action walked off the court and asked the bully to stop. It’s not fair when other people get treated wrong because we all the same. We all created the same God made us the same way. “D” and the boys are now eighth graders and last night played their last game in the gymnasium that they have affectionally dedicated to their friend. Reporter: Are they calling it something special? Andrews: Yea Reporter: What is it? Andrews: “D’s House” Reporter: D’s House? Andrews: Yea Reporter: How does that make you feel? Andrews: Good The athletic director tells us, the name has stuck. He’s planning to make a banner officially calling the gym, “D’s House” Reporter: What does your family think? They think that it’s sweet and kind and awesome and amazing. Reporter: Sweet, awesome, kind and amazing? Yea. Well Desiree’s next step’s high school. As for her future, she says she wants to be famous We think she’s already famous. In Kenosha, Michelle Fiore. Today’s TMJ 4. Pretty famous already. It’s “D’s House” She is! I loved how those young men stepped up. Great job.

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