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  • (all cheering) T-i-t-a-n-s.

  • T-i-t-a-n-s. T-i-t-a-n-s.

  • Syracuse Titans are the best!

  • (Kaitlyn) It started with a lady in our ward.

  • She told us how this girl wanted to be a cheerleader.

  • She was in a wheelchair, and she only had

  • about a year to live.

  • (Elleny) She had muscular dystrophy,

  • and she really-- it was her dream.

  • She wanted to be on this cheer squad.

  • (Mrs. McCord) The district said no at first

  • because of liability reasons.

  • (Mr. Burton) They were concerned about her safety,

  • being on the sidelines and near the players,

  • so they thought it would not be a good idea.

  • (Kaitlyn) Yeah, I had to do it,

  • and I knew that I had to do it.

  • When I brought this idea to Elleny,

  • I thought, for sure, since they had already gotten a no,

  • I thought it would be a no.

  • (Mrs. McCord) After, you know, the girls and our administration

  • had a chance to kind of share their story,

  • it's something they really supported.

  • (Elleny) We told Mr. Johnson

  • about this girl, and he said,

  • "You know what? Absolutely.

  • We're knowing to give this girl her dream."

  • Katie went and told Brittany.

  • She gave her a phone call,

  • and when Brittany heard this, she was freaking out.

  • (Brittany) Because I just wasn't ready for it,

  • and my mom was jumping.

  • Everybody was just jumping and so excited.

  • (Mr. Burton) The day she received

  • her uniform was during one of our assemblies,

  • and they brought her out and presented her to

  • the student body as a new cheerleader.

  • (Elleny) Mr. Johnson came out and he said,

  • "She is our honorary cheerleader for the year,

  • and she has muscular dystrophy,"

  • and kind of addressed the situation.

  • (Mrs. McCord) The whole student body went crazy.

  • (Mr. Burton) The response that she received

  • from our student body was amazing.

  • (Kaitlyn) The crowd was just going nuts,

  • and her face was just glowing.

  • (Brittany) I felt very special.

  • (Elleny) When we were cheering at our homecoming game,

  • at halftime Brittany was out there on the sidelines.

  • And the announcer came on and he said,

  • "The cheerleaders have a gift for Brittany Crocket,

  • our honorary cheerleader."

  • (Kaitlyn) It was this letterman's jacket,

  • and it said "Brittany" and the year that she will graduate.

  • (Elleny) And we also got a Titan blanket.

  • She was speechless, and it just gave all of us chills.

  • (Kaitlyn) Every game she would be wearing

  • the letterman's jacket with the Titans blanket over her.

  • (Brittany) It made me feel special.

  • It was beautiful.

  • I felt loved.

  • (Elleny) When Brittany is out there with us cheering,

  • it is a whole other experience because she would just rally

  • and she would do circles in her wheelchair.

  • You can just tell that she loves it.

  • (Brittany) I think that Katie and Elleny

  • are examples of the believers by just the way they act.

  • They are clean with dress and speech,

  • and they're just so kind and understanding,

  • and they think of other people before themselves.

  • (Kaitlyn) You just really have to love

  • who you're around, and you have to love the gospel,

  • and you can't be afraid to show that.

  • (Elleny) Brittany has brought

  • so many blessings to not only the squad,

  • but myself.

  • (Katilyn) She's just the best thing

  • that's happened to this team and this school.

  • (Brittany) It's especially helpful

  • to know that I'm never alone,

  • even when I feel like it.

  • I'll always be loved.

  • (Kaitlyn) It's just been really good to get to know her,

  • and she's an amazing girl.

(all cheering) T-i-t-a-n-s.

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