Mother Of Two, 40, With Kidney Disease Makes NFL Cheerleading Squad

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Kriste Lewis is the 40-year-old mother of two who made the squad of cheerleaders for the New Orleans Saints! Did we mention she has a debilitating kidney disease that will ultimately require dialysis and a kidney transplant?

Cheers to the New Orleans Saints for pushing this one through!

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Her diagnosis inspired Lewis to make the most of every day, because “I know my time is limited,” she says.  So, with her doctor’s permission, she set a goal: Try out for the Saintsations. “Honestly, I really did not think I was going to make” the cut, she tells the AP. source

But, the squad’s director tells the Sun-Herald, “it was a unanimous decision to put her on the team. … When she needed to blend with the others, she did, and when she needed to stand out, she did.”

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