Honorary Cheerleader Given Hope For Future


Area cheerleaders give a little girl the gift of confidence... By letting her know anything is possible in life...

"Go Lopers!"

Three-year-old Reagan Gormley cheers on her new favorite team after being made honorary cheerleader.

Reagan was born without a left hand and is now a Shriner's patient.

Today's cheer camp provides her with hope for the future.

"Cheerleaders as you can see today, just to be a part of that was really good," said Reagan's dad Clint Gormley. "Reagan had a great time, she's a little cheerleader at home, never had the chance to be a cheerleader on the field or what have you, she's very excited, we're very excited for her."

"I think it's important for both Reagan and our squad, for Reagan I think that meeting our girls I hope it provided her confidence that they saw the girls as role models," said UNK Cheer Squad Advisor Laura Matthies. "And that she can definitely be a cheerleader if she wants to later in life that with her condition nothing can hold her back."

This is the first year UNK cheerleaders have teamed up with Shriner's hospital.

The newest member of the squad will come out on the field during Saturday's halftime show at the Shrine Bowl at Foster Field.