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40-year-old mom with kidney disease defies all odds to become NFL cheerleader

When a mother of two teenagers turned 40 this year, she decided to fulfill her lifelong dream — to become a cheerleader with the New Orleans Saintsations.

But Kriste Lewis had two things working against her — her age and her health.

The longtime dance instructor was diagnosed with Polycystic kidney disease 14 years ago. She says she’ll eventually need a kidney transplant.

So Lewis wasted no time in capturing the judges’ attention.

After three rounds of tryouts, Lewis was one of 36 women selected for the 2014-2015 Saintsations team.

Source: WGNO

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