MECHANICSBURG, Ohio (WDTN) - A community's effort to show its support for a cheerleader battling cancer though video is well on its way to becoming viral.
The Mechanicsburg High School football team made the video to support Ellie, a 16 year old cheerleader recently diagnosed with cancer.
The video, posted on YouTube, starts with each of the football players holding a hand made sign delivering the message. One by one, the players approach the camera to deliver this message:
"You have always cheered us on! Now…It is our turn! We are all cheering for you! Fight! Be strong. Be Brave! Smile! Our team is cheering for you."
The video ends with a encouraging word from the coach.
"Ellie, I just want let you know you have a lot of people back home pulling for you thinking about you. And there's nothing stronger in the entire universe than the power of love and the human sprit."
After just five days this video has more than 1-thousand views on YouTube and Coach Kurt Forrest says the numbers keep growing.
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