Down Syndrome has never defined Suzy Beckham. Unlike many kids her own age, the bubbly High School Senior is comfortable in her own skin, content with who she is. If you’re fortunate enough to engage in a conversation with her, you’ll be hard-pressed to leave without a smile on your face and a bear hug from the hug master herself.
Sherry Tinsdale is a star in the cheerleading world. Leading her squad to three national titles in only ten years, there simply is not anyone with a better resume among high school coaches. She and her husband have built a nice home in the small town of Gilmerton, Georgia. But personal tragedy has strangled the life out of the once vibrant coach. At only 33 years of age, life has become more grind than gift. While striving to keep up a good front to those around her, she immerses herself into the job, hoping that - as she stays constantly occupied - the deep hurt within will one day fade away.
Sherry's world takes a surprising turn when a Special Ed teacher asks if one of his disabled students could fulfill her personal dream and join the elite cheer squad. After initially rejecting the idea as absurd, Sherry has a change of heart, allowing the girl with the endearing smile to join her team. While the Coach battles the pain of her past, the new cheerleader has her own challenges to overcome if she is to ever see the field. Ultimately it seems beyond coincidence that their paths have crossed, and no one could ever imagine the profound impact this Down Syndrome girl would have on her coach as she becomes part of the Legend of Suzy High Kick.