Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Football Team's Message Leaves Cheerleader Overwhelmed.

What’s Going On?

What’s Going On?

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The crowd screamed. All eyes were on her. She turned to her friends for help as blood rushed to her face, but they all backed away from her. Was this really happening? Did she wear her outfit on backwards? Her jaw dropped when she looked down.

Inspired By Greatness

Inspired By Greatness

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Ashley Adamietz was hooked every time she saw the 2012 Olympics. Her heart raced as she watched the athletes do backflips, twirls, jumps, and flips. The athletes always managed to do what seemed impossible. Meanwhile, her mother enrolled her in horseback riding and ballet classes. She hoped these would be challenging for her. But one day, Ashley decided to give her mother some news that was very sad indeed.

Bigger Challenges

Bigger Challenges

Ashley Adamietz / Facebook

Ballet was all about control, so it didn’t offer Ashley the thrill that she desperately needed. She wanted to experience the freedom she felt while horseback riding. She wanted to contort her body into different poses and shapes too. She also wanted to defy gravity. When she told this to her mother, she wasn’t really that shocked at all. But neither of them could have foreseen something that would alter their lives in a horrible way.

Laughing At The New Girl

Laughing At The New Girl

Ashley Adamietz / Facebook

Most kids start training for the Olympics by the time they’re three. But Ashley was late to gymnastics. She was way too behind, and everyone knew it too. But Ashley enjoyed the sport and wasn’t interested in earning a gold medal. She heard her peers laugh as she tried and failed to do a cartwheel. Her limbs were weak and her balance was off. Her instructor believed she would drop out before the end of the first month, but Ashley was determined.

She Excelled

She Excelled

Ashley Adamietz / Facebook

Eventually, Ashley was able to flip, spin, and jump better than the other students. Her limbs had gotten stronger. She excelled and was practically a natural. She also ate well and trained a lot. In the end, she was healthier and more fit than ever. But sadly, Ashley was about to get smacked with some devastating news.

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