In honor of Mother's Day and the big cross town rivalry between Chicopee High School and Chicopee Comp, a lacrosse game earlier this week was deemed a breast cancer awareness game.
Fans were invited to wear pink, and one Chicopee Comp mom who is currently fighting this disease got a very special surprise.
Madeline Peresz walked into Chicopee Comp to watch her two son's play lacrosse on Monday.
What she didn't know was that their team wanted to do something special for her.
Madeline was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and it's been tough on their family.
Out of nowhere, her boys Brendan and Chase, sporting new t-shirts, welcomed her to the stadium with flowers.
Madeline's boys told Western Mass News that doing something special with their teammates makes them feel more like family during this tough time
"Seeing our team support us this much brings a lot of emotion to both of us and makes us feel loved by our team and by the community itself," said Brendan Peresz.
Their teammates do love them. When they heard about what their family has been going though, they knew they had to do something.
"I couldn't imagine how hard it is for Chase and Peresz to go through what they are going through right now. It's really inspiring to see a woman that is so strong. It inspires all of us to keep fighting for everything we have," said Kyle Vezina.
Madeline said she’s going to keep fighting with everything she has.
"It truely embodies the no one fights alone concept," she added.
As much as this team is inspired by her, she is inspired by them.
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