This teenager looks like she has plenty of cheerleaders of her own sitting in the bleachers, rooting for her during this pep rally.
14-year-old Monica has Down’s Syndrome, but you can tell that nothing is holding her back when you see her out there on the court. She tries her hardest to be like any other teenager, and she dedicates most of her time and energy to cheerleading.
According to her dad, Monica is a talented dancer, but learning the routine for the squad can be difficult. She puts in extra time to practice the tricky, upbeat dancing, but as you can see in the video below, she rocks it like a pro!
People often say that having Down’s Syndrome shouldn’t make you any different from your peers, and we totally agree. In this case, however, it’s simply amazing how talented Monica looks out on the court with the rest of her squad, especially since her dad has said how much extra work she needs to put into practicing.
This video is awesomely uplifting, showing us how people overcome any obstacles in their way to pursue their hobbies and have fun. It’s even better to see how much fun Monica is having out there, blending right in with her fellow cheerleaders like any other Texas teenager. It warms out heart to hear that Monica has always been met with respect and support by her family, peers, community, and, of course, her squad.
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This cheerleader is certainly not letting Down’s Syndrome hold her back!