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Cheerleader, battling cancer, gets orange roses from football team

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Cheerleader, battling cancer, gets orange roses from football team

The Foothill High School football team in Palo Cedro, California, found that out firsthand - and delivered one emotional, touching gesture. On Friday, the high school's football team rallied behind her with a colorful on-field gesture.

As the players did their usual walk on to the field this past weekend, they each stopped to lay a rose at Ashley's feet. Orange is representative of leukemia awareness.

According to local KRCR News Channel 17, the team learned about cheerleader Ashley Adamietz's battle with leukemia.

The football team showed their support of Adamietz, as each player dropped an orange rose in front of her before the game.

The team's coach, Joey Brown said his players "took care of family business". She expressed her gratitude on Twitter, saying she didn't know where she'd be without the support of her family, friends, and her school.

Ashley Adamietz was diagnosed last month with leukemia. Her cheer coach, Becki Smith, told KRCR-TV the teen has been going through daily chemotherapy treatments ever since.

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