Cheering On the Team

June 10, 2013 Updated Jun 10, 2013 at 9:23 AM EDT

By Jaclyn Asztalos

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June 10, 2013 Updated Jun 10, 2013 at 9:23 AM EDT

Lackawanna, N.Y. (WKBW) - They do pyramids, jumps and of course dances but this isn't just any cheerleading squad.

"Coaching these athletes. There is just a special bond and connection I have with theses kids. What they can learn boggles my mind," Coach Colleen Bugman said.

All of team members have some sort of special need. Coach Colleen Bugman said this team has changed all of their lives.

Emily Forney and her brother Sebastian are on Team Extraordinary. Forney used to wear braces on her legs. Now, those braces are long gone.

"I was happy that I could not wear the braces any more because I am able to do a lot of stuff that I couldn't do by myself," Forney said.

"It has helped her significantly with her socialization, balance coordination," Mom Jennifer Hayes said.

The Simpson family consists of two sets of twins, all adopted and all team members. Although they are advancing, Ryan is a rising star.

"Cheer makes me feel great. Last year I couldn't do anything. This year, I've improved. I could do a bridge, back handspring, cartwheel," Simpson said.

The all-star team is working toward a big cheerleading competition in Atlanta Georgia next year. Now, they are looking for the community's help.

"We're looking to raise as much money as possible to make these kids successful in their trip to Atlanta so they can enjoy this competition. It's a cheerleader's dream and I wanted to give these kids the opportunity to experience that world," Bugman said.

The team started just two years ago but Bugman said they have come a long way.

"It's really opened up their world to be more confident and sure of themselves. These kids embody sportsmanship like no other," Bugman said.

"The girls! Definitely the girls," Simpson said.