Kennady Kasteler, a 17-year-old Brighton High School cheerleader, saved the life of a classmate at a local recreational basketball game in Sandy, Utah. When her friend had a cardiac incident after suffering a seizure on the court, Kasteler’s training in CPR as a lifeguard helped her spring into action.
With many years of success, Bowling Green High School’s cheerleading team has had many victories from cheering on state champions to winning some on their own. In February, the team added a new feat to its accomplishments, winning a national championship.
Chloe Cannon, 12, became a competitive gymnast at age 5, but after years of grueling practice hours culminating in dozens of medals and trophies and titles, she walked away from it all to have a normal life as a middle school cheerleader.
A star on her high school dance line and in her award-winning high school marching band, Meghan Gallagher is an athlete in her own right. And then, last summer, after suffering a three-minute grand mal seizure, she was diagnosed with juvenile epilepsy.