So I have a friend named Jessica. Y’all know her, she’s one of the stars of Awkward Embraces, a series I KNOW y’all are all still watching. (You ARE, right? Cause you need to be. ) But this isn’t about her Jessica.
Jessica also belongs to a group of funny amazing women called The League of Extraordinary Ladies. They offer up reviews, advice, crafts nd info on conventions; all with a fun, geeky flair. But this isn’t about them either.
This is about helping the cheerleader.
This is about a girl designated H.S. for her protection. She needs protection because she is the victim of a crime by not only her attacker, but her school district nd the very adults charged with being the authority figures in her life.
I’m sure you’ve heard the case; the cheerleader who was kicked off the squad for refusing to do a cheer celebrating her attacker. She subsequently sued the school for kicking her off the squad and her case was eventually refused to be heard by the appellate court. In addition, H.S. has been ordered to pay the school district’s court costs, to the tune of $45,000.
I’m not going to argue the case on here. Read here and make your own judgments. However, Jessica and Theresa (the owners of “Help the Cheerleader”) say it best when they say, “Our opinion, regardless of the legal issues, is that this girl has been punished enough.”
Help the Cheerleader was started in order to help H.S. receive donations to cover her amount owed, as well as hopefully recoup some of her family’s own court costs. Because I know Jessica and I know what a good heart she has, I know this is legitimate. HTC has been in contact with H.S.’s lawyer in order to set this donation site up right, so that H.S.’s family will be sure to receive the funds in the proper way. This is all on the up and up, and done with nothing but compassion and concern for a girl to whom this never should have happened.
Think about donating, if you can. Even if she doesn’t get her full amount covered, she will at least know that there are those would want to help her out. Those who don’t know her but, if we could, would reach out, give her a hug and say, “We give a f*ck, sweetheart. You didn’t deserve this.”