Lacey Parker is 10 and lives with Down syndrome. That hasn't stopped her from chasing her dream of becoming a cheerleader. Lacey has been hoping to follow in the same footsteps as her older sister, who is a cheerleader herself.
This year, Lacey had the opportunity to audition for the cheerleading squad. The final list of squad members was sent out to parents. Lacey's mother, Renee, pulled up the list and went through it with Lacey to see if her name appeared.
They caught the moment on video, too.
Can't even put into words how excited she is!!!! I am the proud mom of an NDMS cheerleader!!! (Again) lol
Posted by Renee Parker on Friday, May 1, 2015
According to 7Online, Lacey -- a fifth grader in Louisiana -- already overcame the odds when she was born. Doctors had expected her to live less than 10 days. Instead, she grew up to be a happy, healthy 10-year-old cheerleader.
Congrats to Lacey, and a round of applause not only for her family and friends, but also the school's principal and cheer coach, who encouraged her to try out in the first place.