When I was a little kid, I wanted to be the first person in history to hit 100 home runs with the Chicago White Sox, throw 100 touchdowns with the Chicago Bears, and average 50 points a game for the Chicago Bulls all in one season. Oh, and I wanted to be an astronaut and cure cancer too. As I grew up, of course, it became pretty obvious that the dream just wasn’t going to come true.
It’s the same thing that the overwhelming majority of people experience in their lives as adulthood comes on and the real world crushes their hopes and dreams. For some people, though, it’s just impossible to let go. That’s the case for 33-year old Wisconsin woman Wendy Brown, who always wanted to be a cheerleader growing up. Unfortunately for Wendy, it never happened, but she never gave up hope. Which is why she stole her teenage daughter’s identity and enrolled in high school this fall.