Cheerleading Group Grounded by Airline

March 13, 2012 Updated Mar 13, 2012 at 11:30 PM EDT

By John Borsa

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March 13, 2012 Updated Mar 13, 2012 at 11:30 PM EDT

HAMBURG, NY (WKBW) - 12-year-old Triniti Morris likes being a cheerleader. A lot.

"I love it. I don't just like it, I love it," the seventh-grader said. "It's like my life."

Morris' bedroom is stacked with trophies and medals. She was planning on bringing home even more from a competition in Myrtle Beach, SC next week when she will join about 50 other members of the Buffalo ENVY Cheerleaders.

She spent the past seven months raising money for the trip.

We did lots and lots of fundraisers this year. We do every year she cheers. That's part of the reason why I think she appreciates the sport so much," said Morris' mother Noelle Doyle.

But Morris may have to skip this year's competition. Her mother booked their flights on Direct Air, which has grounded all of its flights until May.

The low-cost carrier, which flies in and out of the Niagara Falls International Airport, has left hundreds of people around the country scrambling to find alternative travel arrangements.

Doyle said she cannon afford the cost of a last-minute booking on a major carrier.

"So $400 for the two of us has jumped to $1,400 which, especially as a single mother, with all the fundraising we do definitely is not an option," said Doyle, who is hoping that someone will come through with an alternative for the group.

"To find a way to go would just be like... better than getting an iPhone," said Morris.