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.
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) July 15, 2014