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Cheerleading,More Than A Sport. Brenda And Thalia, More Than Best Friends: In Loving Memory
- Updated: February 29, 2012
For those who ever said cheerleading wasn’t a sport, you were wrong. Sports don’t just maintain with stats, wins-losses, and overall performances. If there is ever anything that is remembered from any sport, its memories.
As the Belvidere, Illinois community, and those surrounding it, are mourning the loss of two amazing girls, Thalia Arredondo and Brenda Gutierrez. Both girls were cheerleaders in their junior year at Belvidere North High School and they truly brought new meaning to best friends and school pride.
While it’s not “typical” of a sport, cheerleading, to bring two girls’ friendship to a whole new level, Brenda and Thalia weren’t your “typical” best friends. While I personally did not know these two, they have a YouTube video that has caught everyone by love.
The tragedy of the car accident that took these two girls’ young lives it rocked not just a high school community, but by Facebook counts, nearly 15,000 people remember two girls, who lived their lives with happiness, respect, love, and laughter that brightened an entire community.
There will never be a reason to why these lovely girls were taken from Earth, especially since they were on the way to one of the many things they loved to do together, cheer, for their school. With the pride and love they brought to BNHS, BNHS holds true love and pride to the memories of both Thalia and Brenda.
It would be wrong to say that cheerleading wasn’t one of the many things that brought these two closer because if the internet and their video tell myself anything, it’s they love each other, their school, and being together, which is what cheerleading is all about: pride, love, and physical skill.
We all know how Hollywood has depicted cheerleaders in past movies, but not even the best directors could put a script together to define Thalia and Brenda, nor the crazy events that took place. Crazy wasn’t the car accident, that was tragic, crazy was the love, that they had for each other. If you can read this, and take in any positive, let it be that no matter who you are, someone loves you, just as much as you love them.
Not a single thing separated these two, and with all due respect, not even tragic death would separate them. While it may not have been the plan to be taken away from this beautiful Earth so young, if they were to leave, one is most certain, they would leave together.
So this is for you, Thalia Arredondo, and for you, Brenda Guiterrez, may your beautiful souls Rest In Peace. As already mentioned nearly 15,000 people have been touched by your tragic story. As the mourning period is here, I can easily speak for many when I say, we will all begin to live as better people, better friends, and better lovers, thanks to you girls.
With the pride, passion, joy, and love you both had for everything you did in life, it’s almost unfair to have you both in Heaven. Could there not be a better place to have two of the most touching angels? The song in their video is “The Perfect Two” by Auburn and it couldn’t be a better song. It’s like they knew, just how perfect they were, as a two, that acted as one.
The flexibility and strength it took to be cheerleaders, can’t compare to the love and joy it took to be best friends. Nothing, not even death would separate these two. So, when you think of sports just being a win-loss, or stats related, remeber Thalia Arredondo and Brenda Guiterrez who used cheerleading, which is a sport, to further strength their loving friendship.
Condolences, thoughts, and prayers to the family of Thalia Arredondo and Brenda Guiterrez.
May everyone at Belvidere High School stay safe and remember these two newly destined Heaven’s angels, with the same love and passion, that they had.
As the Belvidere community and the surrounding areas mourn the loss of “The Perfect Two” we all must go in the right step forward, to be our own perfect, just like they would.
If anything, these two girls taught us, it’s always better, when there’s two.
Rest In Peace