California high school football players surprise cheerleader battling leukemia

According to KRCR, all 57 members of the Foothill High School football team laid an orange rose at the feet of senior Ashley Adamietz, who has been undergoing daily chemotherapy treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia since early August.

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Orange is the designated color for leukemia awareness.

 “We took care of family business, before we took care of business on the field,” Foothill High School football coach Joey Brown said.

Senior football player Ryan Caetano planned the surprise, KRCR reported.

“She’s part of the Cougar family, so why not let her know that we’re all here for her,” Caetano said. “We are. So I wanted to let that be known to everybody, and especially to her, for what she’s going through.”

On Twitter, Adamietz said she was, “shocked, overwhelmed, and overall speechless.” 

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