It’s been a developing story throughout the 2012 NFL season, starting when Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia back in the month of September.
As the NFL season progressed, the Colts rallied around their coach, supporting him in every way possible, while also performing surprisingly well on the field, racing to a 7-4 record after this weekend’s victory over the Buffalo Bills.
Numerous Indianapolis players, including rookie QB Andrew Luck, shaved their heads in support of their coach.
But the surprising twist to the story was the other individuals that emerged into the storyline, namely Megan M., a member of the Colts’ cheerleading squad.
A few weeks back, Megan M. stated that she too would shave her head if fans of the team were to donate more than $10,000 for cancer research.
As reported by USA Today – and also witnessed by thousands on national television – fans came through, and not only did Megan M. fulfill her promise to support Coach Pagano and cancer research, but the world also saw teammate Crystal B. join her in the event.
Personally, I love this kind of story, and not just one that pushes to aid in cancer research, while honoring someone that is dealing with the disease. It’s also the kind of story where you see a unique participant, such as a cheerleader who many assume likely spends a lot of time working on her image and appearance as a part of her job. For her to go through and eagerly do this without thinking twice, it’s refreshing and not just a feel-good story, but a feel-great one at that.
And that’s why Megan M. and Crystal B. have earned my “Wife of the Week” honors at The Wife Hates Sports. Bravo, ladies – and as I’m sure many football fans will agree, you are a thousand times more beautiful today than you were yesterday.
Important Side Note: KP and TWHS would like to encourage anyone out there to support the Indianapolis Colts and its “CHUCKSTRONG” Campaign, which is raising money for leukemia research. Whether you donate or just spread the word, I’m sure the Colts family will appreciate it. Hopefully this post will support the cause and my sincere best wishes go out to Chuck Pagano.