INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Colts invited Ella Whistler to become an NFL cheerleader for a day during Sunday's game at Lucas Oil.
The 8th grader performed a routine with the Colts cheer team between the first and second quarters.
Ella Whistler shows the world how strong she is by performing with @ColtsCheer as our honorary captain for #MIAvsIND just 6 months after she was shot 7 times in the Noblesville West Middle School shooting. #EllaStrong pic.twitter.com/ynHIH1qzqn
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) November 25, 2018
Earlier in the game, she sang The National Anthem along with Noblesville West's choir.
"I get to do a lot of different things now because of this and I think it’s really cool to have this experience a life-time experience that no-one ever really gets to do," Ella Whistler said.
— Jenna Watson (@JennaRWatson) November 25, 2018
The Colts are trying to get above .500 for the first time since Nov. 2015. They travel to Jacksonville next week. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. on CBS4.