Seven-year-old Hailey McGregor has not had it easy the last seven months. Her father left home to continue his service in the United States Navy as an officer, and her mother gave birth to a newborn son. Now that Hailey is no longer the baby of the family, she is expected to help out around the house more and help mom with the infant.
It’s hard work. On top of her family issues, Hailey is still expected to excel at school and on her cheerleading squad. But with dad overseas, she is sad and misses the way things used to be when he was home.
After a few months, Hailey got used to the change. Although she missed her dad, she figured out how to cope with him being gone from the family while serving the country overseas. She continued to go to school and work on her cheerleading routines. Things were going well for her despite the hardship she faced at home. And she adored her newborn brother.
During the night when the video below was taken, Hailey thought it was just another school night. She didn’t think this football game would change her life forever. When halftime came, Hailey took her place with her cheerleading squad and waited for the music to start.
Instead, a scratchy voice comes onto the loudspeaker. And it leaves Hailey speechless with her jaw on the floor.