Eleven year-old Breanna was a talented All Star cheerleader and was excited to make her middle school team last year. Last summer, Breanna attended UCA camp with her team at LSU but felt sick. Before camp ended, Breanna was at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee being treated for Leukemia. No family ever pays for anything at St. Jude, including treatment, housing and food. Breanna has received a bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy, and is preparing for her second transplant.
Since Breanna was diagnosed during cheer camp, she wasn’t able to cheer with her teammates on the sidelines last season. Last week was Dutchtown Middle School’s cheerleading tryouts, and Breanna was thrilled learn she had made the team again! We can’t wait to see Breanna on the Dutchtown Middle School sidelines.
You can make a difference and help kids just like Breanna! Here’s how:
- Ask your Varsity Rep to request letters for your squad as part of the Team Up for St. Jude Letter Writing Campaign. Bring your completed letters to Varsity Summer Camp and we’ll mail them for you! Learn more at varsity.com/stjude.
- Join the National Bone Marrow Registry! Just go to bethematch.org to find a donation event near you join the registry. Joining is simple and painless, and you could save a life!
Congratulations Breanna on being chosen as a 2014-2015 Dutchtown Middle School cheerleader! Follow Breanna’s journey on Facebook at facebook.com/CheeringForBreanna. America Needs Cheerleaders to join us in Cheering for Breanna!